Jeffrey Hayes Pearlman is the Director of the Authorities Budget Office, appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. His appointment was confirmed by the State Senate on June 21, 2017. He previously served as Chief of Staff and Counsel to Lieutenant Governor Kathy C. Hochul. Prior to this, he served as Chief of Staff to the New York State Senate Democratic Conference. Also, He was formerly Of Counsel to the law firm Greenberg Traurig, where his field of practice included Government Affairs and litigation, specializing in Ethics, Freedom of Information Law, Election Law and other client related matters. He also was an Assistant Counsel to Governor David Paterson of New York. He resides in Albany, N.Y.