A series of bribery scandals dominated the news from Albany this year, but the legislative session ended without movement on the reform package proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
We asked New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman what he can do to clean up the state capital and how to keep New York’s elections fair in the future.
The Common Good hosted Schneiderman for an intimate luncheon and discussion of today’s most pressing issues and legal battles on Tuesday, July 23, at 12:15 p.m.
About Eric Schneiderman
Eric T. Schneiderman was elected the 65th Attorney General of New York State on November 2, 2010. As Attorney General, Schneiderman is the highest ranking law enforcement officer for the State, responsible for representing New York and its residents in legal matters.Before becoming Attorney General, Schneiderman was praised as a leading reformer in the State Senate by numerous editorial pages and good government organizations across New York. The Attorney General previously spent 15 years in private practice as an attorney, and later as a partner, at the firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, where he handled complex litigation. He was also a public interest lawyer for many years, representing taxpayers in historic lawsuits against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, tenants trying to evict drug dealers from their buildings, and women seeking access to health clinics.
Attorney General Schneiderman graduated from Amherst College in 1977 and Harvard Law School in 1982. He is the proud father of a daughter, Catherine.