Ex-Ropes & Gray Associate Disbarred For Fraud Deal

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 6:55 PM EST) -- A former Ropes & Gray LLP associate, who pled guilty to accepting $32,500 in kickbacks as part of the Galleon Group insider trading scheme, has been disbarred by a panel of the New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division.

Brien Santarlas’ guilty plea to felony securities fraud is sufficient grounds for disbarment even though he has not yet been sentenced for the crime, according to the notice filed Monday by the Appellate Division’s First Judicial Department.

Santarlas and another Ropes & Gray associate, Arthur Cutillo, allegedly sold...
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