CLE EVENT: Ethics Law in New York State: History, Enforcement, and Leaving State Service



The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics and

The Center for New York City Law at New York Law School


Ethics Law in New York State: History, Enforcement, and Leaving State Service

Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


New York Law School
185 West Broadway (between Worth and Leonard Streets)


3.0 Ethics and Professionalism CLE Credits


State Employees: FREE, with registration

City Employees: $30, with registration

Non-city Employees: $100, with registration

Registration required: There is limited seating so it is important to register. We cannot guarantee a seat to persons who do not register in advance.


Click here to register.



01:30 p.m.  – 02:00 p.m.
Check In

Plenary Session (50 minutes)

Introduction by Ross Sandler
Remarks by JCOPE Executive Director Seth Agata
Keynote Speaker: Richard Rifkin, Special Counsel to NYS Bar Association

First Panel: Investigations (50 minutes)

Phil Foglia, NYS Office of Inspector General 
Paige Graves, Vice President and General Counsel of MTA Bus Company & Ethics Officer for New York City Transit and MTA Bus
Monica Stamm, General Counsel at JCOPE
Pei Pei Cheng-de Castro, Director of Investigations
Nelson Sheingold, Deputy NYS Comptroller & Counsel for Investigations

Second Panel: Post Employment (50 minutes)

Michael Sande, Deputy Director of Advice & Guidance at JCOPE
Jim Dering, JCOPE Commissioner, former DOH General Counsel & partner at Garfunkel Wild, P.C.
Kate Seibert, Deputy Director & Counsel at NYS Legislative Ethics Commission
Ruth Moore, Executive Director, Cornell Coop. Extension Dutchess County



Seats will only be held for those who have made full payments. 

If you would rather not use our online payment option, Mastercard and Visa payments (not AMEX) can be made over the phone at (212) 431-2855. Checks should be made payable to “New York Law School” and mailed to:

Lillian Valle-Santiago
Center for New York City Law 
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2921

*For those who register online, but opt to send in a check for payment, checks must be received within 1 week after registration. However, if you register on or after October 19th payment must be received immediately in order to hold your seat. Late payment will result in your seat going to someone on the waiting list.

If your schedule changes and you are unable to attend, please note the deadline to request a refund is Monday, October 23, 2017.

New York Law School students and faculty:
A number of comped spots are available for current, active NYLS students and faculty members. If you would like to attend this program, please e-mail Lillian Valle-Santiago at to make arrangements.



CLE financial aid assistance is available.
Application for financial aid assistance must be received no later than three weeks prior to a course offering.Please visit NYLS’s CLE Tuition Assistance page to view the Law School’s financial aid policies for CLE events.


Contact coordinator Lillian Valle-Santiago at (212) 431-2855 or


New York Law School has been certified by the New York State Board of Continuing Legal Education as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. This program is approved for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

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