May 24, 1993
IN RE: DOUGLAS L. PIERSON, RESPONDENT; A MEMBER OF THE BAR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS
Before Ferren, Steadman and King, Associate Judges.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Per Curiam
On Report and Recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility
Respondent surrendered his license to practice law in Virginia while charges of misappropriation of client funds and other disciplinary violations were pending against him. The Board on Professional Responsibility, noting correctly that such proceedings may form the basis for reciprocal discipline, see In re Reiner, 617 A.2d 984 (D.C. 1992), recommends that respondent be disbarred pursuant to In re Addams, 579 A.2d 190 (D.C. 1990). Respondent has filed no exceptions or opposition to the recommendation and appears to have taken no part in the proceedings before the Board. Accordingly, there appearing to be no reason why the recommendation of the Board should not he adopted, it is
ORDERED that respondent be, and he hereby is, disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. *fn1