Schiff Hardin Atty Fined By NY Ethics Panel

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 5:30 PM EST) -- Peter Kiernan, a Schiff Hardin LLP attorney who helped former New York state Gov. David Paterson navigate a fiscal crisis during his brief term, will pay a fine for ethics violations related to former public servants, a state commission announced Wednesday.

Kiernan agreed to pay $3,500 in fines for two violations of the statute prohibiting former employees of the executive branch from appearing before any state agency for two years after they leave public service, according to the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

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