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The D.C. Bar’s Board on Professional Responsibility recommended a 30-day suspension for attorney Gregory Hawn on Dec. 5 for allegedly padding his r�sum�. In April, Legal Times reported that the D.C. Bar Counsel had accused Hawn, a second-year associate in Bracewell & Giuliani’s D.C. office, of falsifying his r�sum� and altering his law school transcript while trying to land a job at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw’s Los Angeles office. Hawn quit Bracewell soon after the firm learned of the charge, which arose after Hawn used a legal recruiter to help with the attempted lateral move. He forwarded one version of his r�sum� and transcript to the recruiter and sent a different version to Mayer, Brown. According to the Bar Counsel, both contained falsehoods. Among the peccadillos were Hawn’s claims that he received the Myers Society Scholarship for Academic Achievement; that he was honored with the American Jurisprudence Legal Rhetoric and Writing Award; and that he had been an E. Robert Hinneman Finalist for Moot Court Appellate Advocacy. He also managed to raise his grade-point average almost half a point after graduating from law school. “Lawyers can’t engage in misconduct in their personal or professional life,” says Bar Counsel Wallace Shipp Jr. Hawn did not return calls for comment.
Nathan Carlile can be contacted at [email protected].

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