Rose Mary Bailly is Executive Director of the New York State Law Revision Commission and Special Counsel to the Aging Law & Policy Program of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School. She is also the editor of the
Patrick J. Borchers and David L. Markell, New York State Administrative Procedure and Practice, and Editor-in-Chief of the
Government Law and Policy Journal. She is the author of
West's Practice Commentaries to New York's Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law, and a column on guardianship for
Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, a journal on prevention of abuse, mistreatment and neglect. She is the co-author with Elizabeth Loewy, J.D., of FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY (Civic Research Institute, Inc., 2007), and is an Associate Editor of, and contributing author to, GUARDIANSHIP PRACTICE IN NEW YORK (Robert Abrams, Esq., ed.-in-chief 1997, Supp 2004).
Bailly is a member of the American Bar Association's Real Property and Probate Section, the New York State Bar Association's Elder Law Section, and an honorary member of the board of editors of the New York State Bar Journal. A Fellow of the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College, she is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member and a Commentary Editor of the
Fordham Law Review.
An Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School, she teaches
New York Administrative Law, Elder Law and Guardianship Practice.
Robert Batson, Government Lawyer in Residence, Government Law Center of Albany Law School, teaches classes in American Indian Law and coordinates the
field placement/externship component of the Summer in Government Program. He previously worked for several agencies of New York State, where he coordinated the state's dealings with various Indian nations, and also worked in the areas of municipal and administrative law.
, General Counsel, New York State Comptroller, provides legal advice to the Comptroller on all matters relating to the statutory and constitutional duties, oversees a legal staff of 85 who provide advice to all operating units of the Office of State Comptroller, and manages 35 outside law firms who represent the Comptroller in securities litigation and transactional matters. He previously was Fellow in Law and Government at the Government Law Center at Albany Law School; the Executive Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University, where he also was an Assistant Professor of Political Science; the Special Assistant to the President of the American Bar Association and founding director of the Association's Justice Center; law clerk to the Presiding Justice and an Associate Justice of the NY Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, where he also served as Chief Attorney; and a faculty member at Northwestern University School of Law, SUNY Albany, Stockton College of New Jersey and Trinity College in Connecticut.
Bierman earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from SUNY Albany; his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary, where he was a member of the
Law Review; and his B.A. magna cum laude and with High Honors from Colgate University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is a frequent lecturer on corporate governance, ethics and fiduciary matters and justice system reform, a member of the Board of Directors of the Council for Institutional Investors, and an elected member of the American Law Institute. He teaches
Current Legal Issues in Government (2 credits).
has more than 30 years as bond counsel/underwriters counsel for municipalities and school districts in New York state, specializing in infrastructure, economic development, energy and deficit financing, and management of public funds and debt. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, chair of the Public Finance Committee of the Section of State and Local Government Law of the American Bar Association, secretary of the Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission, fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.
Bond, an Adjunct Professor of Albany Law School, teaches
State and Local Finance and a member of the Advisory Board of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School. He earned his B.A. Johns Hopkins (1969), J.D. University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1972), and LL.M. New York University Law School (1974).
, Special Counsel for Ethics for the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), provides guidance to officers and employees of OSC— as well as the State Comptroller—on all aspects of ethics laws, rules and regulations deriving from the Public Officers Law, the Executive Law, the Comptroller's Executive Orders, the Office's policies and procedures, and other relevant sources.
Prior to joining OSC, Dugan was the Acting Executive Director and Counsel to the former New York State Ethics Commission, where she served as an attorney for 14 years. She is a frequent lecturer at conferences and forums on government ethics. She previously served as a Court Attorney with the Appellate Division, Third Department of the New York State Supreme Court, and as an administrator at Albany Law School, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor teaching
Robert Freeman, Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, has worked for the Committee since its creation in 1974 and was appointed executive director in 1976. He received his law degree from New York University and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Freeman has addressed numerous government related organizations, bar associations, media groups and has lectured at various colleges and universities. He has also spoken on open government laws and concepts throughout the United States, as well as Canada, the far east, Latin America and eastern Europe. As an Adjunct Professor Law at Albany Law School, he has taught the only course in an U.S. law school on public access to government information,
Access to Government (2 credits).
He is the recipient of numerous honors, the most recent of which is the New York State Government Award for Excellence presented by the New York State Forum for Information Resource Management.