||On December 28, 2001, David J. Hirsch (“Petitioner”) filed a petition for reinstatement to the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Petitioner had been disbarred on consent in 1995 due to pending federal RICO criminal charges. The conduct which led to disbarment was not deemed so egregious as to preclude reinstatement. However, Petitioner attributed his original misconduct to his alcoholism. Both the Hearing Committee and the Disciplinary Board found that petitioner’s rehabilitation was not of a sufficient period to reach the level of substantial qualitative rehabilitation required for reinstatement. At the time he applied for reinstatement, Petitioner had been sober for close to two years. This was not Petitioner’s longest period of sobriety, and he had a history of periods of sobriety followed by relapse. The Court entered an order without opinion denying Reinstatement.