Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced that Natalie Ravitz, the communications director for the Department of Education, will be leaving her post next month to take a job at News Corporation as chief of staff to Rupert Murdoch.
Ms. Ravitz marks the second high profile poaching of a DOE staffer by News Corp. Last year, Mr. Read More
Former deputy to city comptroller John Liu and former head of the Empire State Pride Agenda Alan Van Capelle has a new gig with a Jewish progressive organization according to a release sent out by the group this morning:
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.”