Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1980.
Fordham College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975.
Currently an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Judicial
Elected to Supreme Court, 11th J.D., November 2004
White & Case LLP - Counsel - Civil and criminal litigation, including
complex commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, securities
and regulatory matters - July 2003 to December 31, 2004
Office of Governor George E. Pataki - Chief Counsel - Principal legal
advisor to Governor Pataki - November 1997 to February 2003.
First Assistant Counsel - Responsible for criminal justice, judicial
and other legislative matters. Ethics officer for the Executive Chamber
- January 1995 to November 1997.
New York County District Attorney’s Office - Senior member of
Robert M. Morgenthau’s prosecutorial staff from July 1989 to January
Deputy Chief of Appeals Bureau - Supervised 40-lawyer bureau. Edited
and argued appeals before state and federal appellate courts.
Senior Investigative Counsel to Rackets Bureau - Conducted and supervised
investigations and trials involving official corruption and organized
Assistant District Attorney - Prosecuted criminal cases in Trial and
Appeals Bureaus. Handled all phases of criminal proceedings, from grand
jury presentations to jury trials and appeals - September 1980 to September
N.Y. State Commission on Government Integrity - Deputy Counsel - Conducted
and supervised investigations and handled litigation brought by and against
the Commission, established by Governor Mario M. Cuomo to investigate
and make recommendations on laws relating to government integrity - September
1987 to July 1989.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Litigation Associate
- September 1985 to August 1987.