Richard M. Maltz
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC, New York
Richard M. Maltz is counsel to Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, P.C.’s Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group. He is one of New York State’s leading practitioners in the field of legal ethics and professional responsibility, representing lawyers and law firms in a wide variety of disciplinary matters, litigation, and law firm disputes. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field. Mr. Maltz served two years as First Deputy Chief Counsel (1998-2000) and nine years as Deputy Chief Counsel (1989-1998) for the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department. Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Maltz handled both criminal and civil litigation. Currently, Mr. Maltz is a member of the New York State Bar Committee on Professional Discipline and the New York City Bar Professional Responsibility Committee. He was also Chair of the New York State Trial Lawyer’s Ethics Committee. Mr. Maltz is a former Chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York City Bar (2002-2005) and former Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association. He served as a member of the New York County Lawyer’s Ethics Institute and was appointed to the New York State Bar Lawyer Advertising Task Force. He was also former Chair of the Briarcliff Manor Ethics Board, as well as, a former Referee for the Judicial Conduct Commission. Mr. Maltz was certified to teach two ethics CLE courses by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board and he lectures often on disciplinary and ethical issues for New York State, City, and County Bar associations and for private law firms. He has taught professional responsibility at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and has published articles in the New York Law Journal, New York State Bar Journal, and Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. He has also acted as an ethics expert.