Lawyer blasted by federal appeals court for forwarding judge email did nothing wrong, state bar says
Corrected: Although blasted by a federal appeals court last year for circulating a congratulatory email from a federal judge, a BigLaw partner did nothing calling for attorney discipline, the California State Bar has determined.
Partner Edward Reines of Weil Gotshal & Manges said in an August pro hac vice motion (PDF) concerning a case before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board that the state bar had looked into the matter and “determined that no action was warranted and closed its file,” the Recorder (sub. req.) reports.
He was granted the admission he sought a few days later.
Reines and the state bar declined to comment when contacted by the legal publication.
Updated on Oct. 5 to correct the name of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.