No. 222 Disciplinary Docket No. 1 (Board File No. 8 DB 1979), Attorney Registration No. 03881
John W. Herron, Asst. Disciplinary, Counsel, Philadelphia, for petitioner.
John Rogers Carroll, Philadelphia, for respondent.
O'Brien, C. J., and Roberts, Nix, Larsen, Flaherty, McDermott and Hutchinson, JJ.
On February 24, 1979, respondent pleaded guilty to violating 18 U.S.C. § 203(a) which prohibits Members of Congress and other government officials from receiving compensation
for services rendered before any federal agency.*fn1 This Court entered an order suspending respondent from the practice of law on March 28, 1979, and referred the matter to the Disciplinary Board (hereinafter "Board") for the institution of formal proceedings to determine the extent of the final discipline to be imposed. A hearing was held on October 29, 1980, and November 14, 1980, with a report thereafter issued by the hearing committee on February 3, 1981. The committee concluded that respondent violated the following disciplinary rules:
1. DR 1-102(A)(6), dealing with conduct which adversely reflects upon an attorney's fitness to practice law;
2. DR 5-105(A), dealing with declining employment if an attorney's exercise of independent professional judgment on behalf of a client will be or is likely to be adversely affected or would involve the attorney in representing differing interests;
3. DR 5-105(B), dealing with the continuation of multiple employment if the exercise of ...