Eight Counsel to N.Y. Governors Participate in Panel

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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.

Participants included:

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.