The president of the New York State Bar Association pushed back Friday against a call from U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, that it should investigate and “probably disbar” former Mayor Rudy Giuliani over allegations made in a recently released whistleblower complaint.

Hank Greenberg, of Greenberg Traurig, said there was a “common misperception” that the NYSBA is responsible for investigation and enforcement of ethical violations by attorneys licensed in the state. That legal authority, Greenberg said, rests solely with grievance committees, which are appointed by the appellate divisions of the state Supreme Court.

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