EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: 190th CityLaw Breakfast with Comptroller Brad Lander – Thursday, February 15th

Celebrating Thirty Years of CityLaw Breakfasts!

Dean Anthony W. Crowell and Professor Ross Sandler, Director

cordially invite you to the 190th CityLaw Breakfast

Featuring Speaker

Brad Lander, Comptroller of the City of New York

Speaking on:

A Vision for a More Thriving, Equitable, and Resilient City

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024

Time: 8:15 AM – Speaker begins 8:30 AM

Place: Events Center, New York Law School

185 West Broadway, New York, New York 10013

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Comptroller Audit Finds Non-Compliance with “Fair Share” Charter Provisions

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