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.”
In 2007, a magazine article tried to illuminate the pecking order among the staff of New York’s new attorney general, Andrew Cuomo. Mr. Cuomo was, of course, first, followed by Steven Cohen, his chief of staff. In third, according to the magazine, was the “special assistant and deputy counsel,” an ambitious recruit from the Southern District named Benjamin Lawsky.
On the heels of the most productive legislative session in recent memory, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a change at the highest rung of his administration this morning.
Steven Cohen, who had served as Cuomo’s top adviser dating back to his attorney general days, will step down as Secretary to the Governor, the number two position in the administration. The new secretary will be Larry Schwartz, who had previously been serving as a senior advisor.
On May 10, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched his public push for same-sex marriage with a speech inside the glass-encased Gordon Student Center at the Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Invited guests sat in folding chairs as Mr. Cuomo leisurely clicked through a slide show accompanying his speech. After 20 minutes, he sounded impatient. “Other states Read More