Gray Plant Mooty’s Eric Yaffe Appointed to DC Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (August 5, 2010) — The law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that Eric Yaffe, a shareholder with the firm’s Washington, DC, office, has been appointed to a three-year term with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility, effective August 1.

The Board on Professional Responsibility is responsible for adjudicating cases of lawyer misconduct and disability and for administering the attorney discipline system in the District of Columbia. It is composed of seven attorney members and two public members. 

The Board considers approximately 70 cases per year, hears oral arguments, and writes reports and recommendations, which are filed with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Its caseload includes petitions brought by Bar counsel, criminal conviction referrals, and reciprocal discipline matters. 

Yaffe is the managing officer of Gray Plant Mooty’s Washington, DC, office and cochair of the firm's Business & General Litigation practice group. He is also a member of the firm's Franchise & Distribution practice group and heads the firm's White Collar Defense team. Previously, Yaffe served nine years as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Yaffe received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1986.

About GPM:

Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 170-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Washington, DC. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and directly or with our global affiliations, we provide comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis.