Former Paul Hastings Litigator Disbarred For Bogus Resume

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 3:58 PM EST) -- A former Paul Hastings LLP litigator who trumpeted a long list of bogus bona fides, including made-up degrees from Harvard University and Oxford University, has been disbarred, a United Kingdom bar announced Wednesday.

The action against London-based financial litigator Dennis O'Riordan, who also went by the name Tom, was significantly harsher than the one handed down in the fall by an independent disciplinary committee, which had ordered a three-year suspension.

The Bar Standards Board, or BSB, noted that O'Riordan “did not dispute that the qualifications were...
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