Citizens Crime Commission of New York City


A non-partisan non-profit organization working to make criminal justice
and public safety policies and practices more effective through innovation,
research, and education.

Lawyers Council

The Crime Commission's work often involves complicated legal issues. The commission is very fortunate to have the assistance and guidance of our Lawyers Council which consists of highly experienced and well regarded attorneys who offer pro bono advice on a variety of issues.

From the private sector to public service, the Lawyers Council's combined experience encompasses a wide breadth: criminal justice policy, securities litigation, regulatory matters, public corruption, criminal law, fraud, and national and international terrorism cases.

Marcus A. Asner
  • Arnold & Porter, Partner
  • Co-Chief of Major Crimes, Southern District of New York (2007-2009)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York (2000-2009)
  • Arnold & Porter, Co-Chair of White Collar Defense and Investigations practice

Martine M. Beamon
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of NY
  • Davis Polk, Partner

Jonathan Bing
  • Former Member, New York State Assembly
  • GreenbergTraurig, Shareholder

Benton Campbell
  • United States Attorney for the Eastern District of NY (2007-2010)
  • Deloitte LLP, Deputy General Counsel

Vincent R. Cappucci
  • Chair of the Fordham University Law Advisory Committee
  • Entwistle & Cappucci LLP, Senior Partner

Sean Coffey
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of NY
  • Kramer Levin, Partner

Steven M. Cohen
  • Former Secretary to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
  • MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, EVP, CAO & General Counsel

John V. Connorton, Jr.
  • Former Assistant Counsel to Governor Hugh Carey
  • Hawkins, Delafield & Wood, Partner

Joseph V. DeMarco
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of NY
  • DeVore & DeMarco LLP, Partner

Matthew E. Fishbein
  • Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern & Eastern Districts of NY
  • Debevoise & Plimpton, Partner

Nicholas Gravante, Jr.
  • Member of the Second Department Judicial Screening Committee
  • Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP,
    General Counsel

David M. Hashmall
  • Goodwin, Chairman Emeritus
  • Former Police Officer, Nassau County Police Department, 4th Precinct

Ilene Jaroslaw
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of NY
  • Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney LLP, Partner

Katya Jestin
  • Former Deputy Chief, Organized Crime and Racketeering, Eastern District of NY
  • Jenner & Block LLP, Partner

Gregory M. Longworth
  • Special Counsel to the Police Commissioner, NYPD (1994-1996)
  • Worth, Longworth, & London, Partner

Edward A. McDonald
  • Dechert LLP, Partner
  • Former Attorney-In-Charge, Federal Organized Crime Strike Force, Eastern District of New York

Brendan R. McGuire
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of NY
  • WilmerHale, Partner

Carlos F. Ortiz
  • Former Deputy and Acting Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey
  • McDermott Will & Emery, Partner

Virginia Chavez Romano
  • Former Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
  • Former NYS Deputy Attorney General for the Economic Justice Division
  • White & Case, Partner

Brian Rosner
  • Former Assistant District Attorney,
    New York County
  • Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Managing Shareholder, New York Office

Harry Sandick
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of NY
  • Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, Partner

Samuel W. Seymour
  • Former President of the Bar Association of the City of New York, now the New York City Bar Association
  • Sullivan & Cromwell, Partner

John Siffert
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • Adjunct Professor NYU School of Law
  • Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, Partner

Carol A. Sigmond
  • Of Counsel at Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
  • New York State Bar Association, Vice President
  • Former President of the New York County Lawyers Association

Orin Snyder
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of NY
  • Gibson Dunn, Partner

Alan Vinegrad
  • United States Attorney for the Eastern District of NY (2001-2002)
  • Covington & Burling, Partner

Maria T. Vullo
  • Senior Fellow, NYU School of Law, Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement
  • Former Superintendent, NYS Department of Financial Services
  • Former Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Former Executive Deputy Attorney General, Office of Attorney General of the State of New York

Edward C. Wallace
  • Former Member-at-Large (Manhattan),
    New York City Council
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP, New York
    Co-Chairman

Amy Walsh
  • Former Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section, Eastern District of NY
  • Morvillo LLP, Partner

Mark Zauderer
  • Past President of the Federal Bar Council
  • Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP, Partner

David M. Zornow
  • Of Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, SDNY
  • Former Associate Counsel, Office of Independent Counsel, Iran/Contra Matter
  • Former Chair, NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board




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