Steven M. Cohen, who was until a few months ago a principal advisor to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has landed a new gig at the law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.
The D.C.-based law firm is trying to expand their footprint in New York City, according to the Wall Street Journal, which had the scoop this morning. The paper also notes that the firm was charged with defending Dominique Strauss-Kahn from sexual assault charges.
After almost five years with Governor Cuomo, I plan on building a law practice that uses the same kind of strategic planning and innovative thinking that made the Cuomo administration successful,” said Mr. Cohen in a statement. “I can think of no better place to do this than at Zuckerman Spaeder, a firm with the highest quality lawyers and a sense of creativity that breeds success.”
Harlem State Senator Bill Perkins is out with an open letter slamming Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance for leaving the alleged rape victim in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case “totally abandoned.”
In the letter, Perkins urges Vance to continue to pursue the charges against DSK despite recent reports undermining her credibility.
If there’s one person whose career hasn’t yet been permanently altered by the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, it’s the publicly-elected prosecutor who, for now, is forging ahead with the case.
As the case against DSK softened, the criticism of Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has increased. The effort to defend Vance got a boost last night when former Mayor Ed Koch and former State Comptroller Carl McCall praised him on NY1.
Koch: “District Attorneys should be praised for justice, not for convictions. You don’t want someone who says ‘every case that I have we’re going to get a conviction otherwise there’s a miscarriage of justice.’ Under the law, the District Attorney is required to give any evidence to the defense that can exculpate the defendant. I think he should be praised, not condemned.”
Charlie Sheen comes to New York and trashes his hotel room at the Plaza in a drunken rampage. A Portuguese journalist comes to New York and winds up castrated and murdered in his Times Square hotel room by his boyfriend. The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, comes to New York Read More