COMPLETE VIDEO: 170th CityLaw Breakfast with James E. Johnson, Corporation Counsel

On December 3, 2020 James E. Johnson, Corporation Counsel, spoke at the 170th CityLaw Breakfast. Mr. Johnson spoke on “The Common Good and the Municipal Lawyer: Managing Risk and Building Trust.” Professor Ross Sandler, Director of the Center for New York City Law provided opening remarks and Dean Anthony W. Crowell provided closing remarks. This Breakfast was sponsored by ConEdison, Greenberg Traurig, and Verizon. This was the fourth virtual CityLaw Breakfast as in-person events are <Read More>

VIRTUAL EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: 170th CityLaw Breakfast with James E. Johnson, Corporation Counsel

Dean Anthony W. Crowell and

 Professor Ross Sandler, Director 

cordially invite you to the 170th CityLaw Breakfast

Featuring Speaker

James E. Johnson, Corporation Counsel

Speaking On:

The Common Good and the Municipal Lawyer: Managing Risk and Building Trust

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Even though the Center for New York City Law is unable to host our CityLaw Breakfast series in person at New York Law School this fall due to COVID-19, we will … <Read More>

CityLaw Profile: Frederick Schaffer, Chair of the Campaign Finance Board

In February 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Frederick Schaffer as the Chair of the City’s Campaign Finance Board. The Board, which will be thirty years old next year, is responsible for enforcing New York City’s campaign finance law, monitoring campaign contributions and disclosures, overseeing the public matching funds program and enforcing the rules. Schaffer takes the reigns as the Board heads into the 2017 mayoral campaign.

Schaffer was born and raised in Brooklyn. One … <Read More>

City’s Failure to Preserve Deed Restrictions on the Rivington House Explored [City Council Passes Tougher Oversight]

UPDATE: On December 6, 2016, the New York City Council voted 42-0 to approve Introduction 1182-2016 which requires the Department for Citywide Administrative Services to conduct an extensive review of a request to remove a deed restriction on a property managed by DCAS, including a public hearing, to determine whether the request removal furthers the best interests of the City.

The legislation is a response the controversial sale of the Rivington House to a luxury … <Read More>

Law Department Hands Over Thousands of Unredacted Records in Investigation of Rivington House

The Department of Investigation threatened to initiate a lawsuit unless the Law Department opened access to previously withheld documents and computers. On July 26, 2016, the Department of Investigation issued a press release announcing the Law Department’s compliance in producing documents and computers relevant to DOI’s investigation into the sale of the Rivington House, a non-profit nursing home, to luxury condominium developers. The press release was issued less-than two weeks after DOI issued a report … <Read More>

Complete Video of the 20th Anniversary CityLaw Breakfast with Zachary Carter, Michael Cardozo, and Paul Crotty

On Friday, May 1, 2015, the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School hosted the 125th City Law Breakfast, celebrating the Center for New York City Law’s 20th Anniversary.  The speakers were Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel of New York, Michael A. Cardozo, a partner at Proskauer Rose and Corporation Counsel from 2002 to 2013, and the Honorable Paul A. Crotty, a federal judge for the Southern District of New York … <Read More>