Seven former counsel to New York State governors – and one current counsel – participated in a panel on the evolving role of the New York State Office of Counsel to the Governor, including the application of the law to policy and the relationship between policy and politics.
The event, "The Role of the Office of Counsel to the Governor: Its Functions and Evolving Role," took place at Albany Law School on Thursday, Sept. 13.
Richard Brown, Counsel to Governor Carey
Terryl Brown, First Assistant Counsel to Eliot Spitzer
Gerald Crotty, Counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo
Mylan Denerstein, Counsel to Governor Andrew Cuomo
Michael Finnegan, Counsel to Governor Pataki
Judah Gribbitz, Counsel to Governor Carey
Peter Kiernan, Counsel to Governor Paterson
Michael Whiteman, Counsel to Governors Rockefeller and Wilson
Moderator: Susan Arbetter, Capitol Correspondent, WCNY
Pictured above, President & Dean Penny Andrews welcomes the panelists.