Richard M. Maltz began his career in the ethics/professional responsibility field approximately 25 years ago when he became a disciplinary prosecutor for the First Department, Departmental Disciplinary Committee after seven years engaged in civil and criminal litigation. After a short time as a staff attorney, Richard was promoted to Deputy Chief Counsel and then First Deputy Chief Counsel, positions which he held for the majority of his twelve year career with the Committee.
After leaving the Committee, Richard has been representing attorneys who have disciplinary problems, advising lawyers and law firms about ethics and law firm issues, and litigating on behalf of lawyers who have disputes with former law firms or former clients. Richard has also represented law school graduates before the Character and Fitness Committee who are seeking admission to the Bar.
Richard has written on ethics issues, testified as an expert and taught ethics for many CLE programs, including his own programs for which he was certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board.