Partner Disbarred for Stealing From Firm

A former Manhattan law firm partner who filed false expense reports for almost $200,000 to pay his yacht club membership and credit card bills has been disbarred.

Robert J. Pape, a former trusts and estates partner at New York's Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson, charged personal expenses both to his firm and to his clients. He frequently sought reimbursement multiple times for the same item in a practice known as "double dipping."

Indeed, the referee who heard the disciplinary case against Pape marveled that the lawyer had elevated double dipping to an art form.

Details here from the New York Law Journal via