Government Law Center Appoints New Advisory Board Members

7/23/2012 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

The Government Law Center of Albany Law School recently appointed three new members to three-year terms of service on its advisory board: Gerard L. Conway ‘65; Jeffrey Rosenthal; and George H. Weissman ‘79.

Conway is senior vice president and chief legislative counsel for the Division of Governmental Affairs of the Medical Society of the State of New York. Before joining the Medical Society in 1986, he was co-founder of the law firm of Rice and Conway, as well as a partner with DeGraff, Foy, Conway, Holt-Harris and Mealy. He has served on numerous committees, commissions and task forces in New York state and throughout the United States and is recognized as a leading expert on public policy formulation in the field of health law legislation.

Rosenthal is the former deputy counsel to the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform, a position he filled from 1995 to 2011, serving as head of the agency from October 2010 to March 2011. He has also served as Amsterdam City Court Judge and as assistant district attorney in Montgomery and Fulton counties, making him the first lawyer in the state to serve in two DA’s offices simultaneously. He is a contributing author to Ethical Standards in the Public Sector, ABA Publishing, Patricia E. Salkin, Editor (1999, updated 2008) concerning government attorney ethics and representation.

Weissman is a commissioner with the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics and formerly served as managing general counsel of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York until his retirement. Prior to that position, he served in various capacities with both the Office of the State Comptroller and the New York State Senate. He has lectured extensively on issues relating to public authorities, state debt and construction matters.

The full advisory board is available online.

The Government Law Center of Albany Law School is the first and most comprehensive government law program at any ABA-approved law school in the country. The center also serves as a legal and policy research resource for all levels of government. The center conducts educational programs and research on a wide range of topics both on its own initiative and at the request of government agencies and other organizations.