Albany Law Well Represented on N.Y., Conn. Transition Teams

11/18/2010 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Albany Law School alumni and faculty have been named to prominent transition teams as recently elected officials prepare to take office in January.

Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo '82 has selected fellow Albany Law alumni to aid his transition into office, including Stephen Younger '82, the president of the New York State Bar Association, and State Senator John Sampson '91, a member of Albany Law School's Board of Trustees.

Attorney General-elect Eric Schneiderman also tapped Younger for his transition team, as well as Associate Dean Patricia Salkin '88, the director of the law school's Government Law Center. She previously worked with Governor-elect Cuomo on his transition into the New York State Attorney General's office.

Connecticut Governor-Elect Dan Malloy and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Nancy Wyman named Gregory Butler '88 to their Transition Steering Committee. Butler is senior vice president and general counsel of the Northeast Utilities Service Company. During the Administration of President George H. W. Bush, Butler was a senior attorney-advisor with the United States Department of Justice.

Johnna G. Torsone '75 was chosen to co-chair Malloy and Wyman's Personnel Committee. She is the chief human resources officer at Pitney Bowes, and most recently served as Interim General Counsel of the company. Torsone is a member of Albany Law School's Board of Trustees.