An associate fired from Kirkland & Ellis in 2004 after admitting he tried to arrange a meeting "to engage in an oral sexual act" with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl has been suspended from practicing law in New York for three years. A five-judge panel agreed that Steven J. Lever "brought shame to himself and to this State's Bar" by using the Internet "to prey on minors for purposes of sexual gratification." They also agreed his conduct required "a significant sanction."
Attorney Caught in Internet Sex Sting Suspended From Practice for 3 Years
New York Law Journal
December 31, 2008