NY Bar Ref Says Chevron Foe's Disbarment 'Too Extreme'

Law360 (February 26, 2020, 8:10 PM EST) -- New York attorney Steven Donziger has won a round in his long war with Chevron Corp. over his alleged misconduct in a massive environmental case, landing a disciplinary recommendation that he be allowed to resume practicing law.

In a highly unusual report, a court hearing officer on Monday said the now-suspended Donziger should be “immediately” returned to active status, despite calls from a court grievance committee and Chevron lawyers that he be permanently banned for his conduct in securing a $9.5 billion judgment against the energy giant's predecessor.

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