September 15, 2011
IN RE: JOHN M. COPPOLA, RESPONDENT.
Bar Registration No. 429287 BDN: 180-11
BEFORE: Oberly, Associate Judge; Terry and King, Senior Judges.
On consideration of the certified order of the Supreme Court of Maryland disbarring respondent from the practice of law in that jurisdiction, see Attorney Grievance Com'n of Maryland v. Coppola, 19 A.3d 431(Md., 2011), this court's June 14, 2011, order suspending respondent pending further action of the court and directing him to show cause why identical reciprocal discipline should not be imposed, and the statement of Bar Counsel regarding reciprocal discipline, and it appearing that respondent has failed to file a response to this court's order to show cause or the affidavit required by D.C. Bar R. XI, §14 (g), it is
ORDERED that John M. Coppola is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the District of Columbia. See In re Fuller, 930 A.2d 194, 198 (D.C. 2007), and In re Willingham, 900 A.2d 165 (D.C. 2006) (rebuttable presumption of identical reciprocal discipline applies to all cases in which the respondent does not participate, including those involving disbarrment). It is
FURTHER ORDERED that for purposes of reinstatement respondent's disbarrment will not begin to run until such time as he files an affidavit that fully complies with the requirements of D.C. Bar. R. XI, § 14 (g).
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