“Respondent [Lawyer] Impersonated Others, Falsely Accused a Coworker of Poor Job Performance,
From In re Shin, decided Thursday by the New York intermediate appellate court:
Respondent Haelee H. Shin was admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York by the First Judicial Department on July 18, 2016, under the name Haelee Helen Shin….
In March 2021, the Attorney Grievance Committee (AGC) filed a Petition of Charges alleging that, in 2018, respondent impersonated others, falsely accused a coworker of poor job performance, and falsely accused the coworker’s husband of workplace sexual harassment….
Shin agreed that the following were the facts:
Complainant R.C. and respondent were coworkers from December 2016 until January 2019. Respondent and R.C., who occupied adjacent cubicles, had an acrimonious relationship while working together. On May 11, 2018, respondent impersonated a vendor and sent an email to their employer falsely complaining about R.C.’s unsatisfactory customer service. To do so, respondent created a fictious email account using the vendor’s name.
On May 16, 2018, respo
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