Albany Law to Host Ethics Reform Conference

Albany Law to Host Ethics Reform Conference

3/22/2007 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Date: 03/22/2007

As New York stands on the cusp of reform to its ethics laws, the Government Law Center of Albany Law School will present a one-day symposium reviewing the Ethics in Government Act and the new ethics laws in New York on Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Albany Law School.

The symposium, "20 th Anniversary of the Ethics in Government Act: Revisiting Sweeping Reforms & Redefining Public Integrity," will bring together many of the principals responsible for the development, negotiation, passage and implementation of this landmark legislation, as well as those involved in reinvigorating ethics reform at the beginning of the 21 st century.

This symposium will offer an opportunity to understand the parameters that led to cleaner government in New York and to explore the opportunities to make New York's ethics laws stronger. Current initiatives will also be discussed.

Representatives from the legal and academic communities speaking at this symposium include:

  • John Feerick, Norris Professor of Law and former Dean of Fordham University School of Law and the former chair of the Commission on Government Integrity;
  • Barbara Bartoletti, director of Government Relations, League of Women Voters;
  • Hon. Kevin Cahill, chair, New York State Assembly Ethics Committee;
  • Evan Davis, Esq., former counsel to Gov. Mario M. Cuomo;
  • Mark Glaser, Esp., former counsel, Assembly Majority;
  • David Grandeau, executive director of the New York State Temporary State Commission on Lobbying;
  • Thomas F. Guernsey, president and dean, Albany Law School;
  • Blair Horner, special advisor on policy and public integrity to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo;
  • Elizabeth D. Moore, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP and former counsel to Gov. Mario M. Cuomo;
  • Richard Rifkin, Esq., special counsel to Gov. Eliot Spitzer and former executive director of New York State Ethics Commission;
  • Patricia Salkin, associate dean and director, Government Law Center of Albany Law School;
  • Karl Sleight, formerly executive director, New York State Ethics Commission

CLE credit is available. To register, please contact Jennifer Schermerhorn at (518) 445-3287.

Download the symposium brochure. [PDF]