ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo has announced top staff for his new administration, taking several key aides with him from the attorney general’s office.

Steven Cohen, now Cuomo’s counselor and chief of staff, will be secretary to the governor. He’s a former partner at the law firm Cooley Godward Kronish and was a federal prosecutor and judge’s law clerk.

Mylan Denerstein was named governor’s counsel, moving from executive deputy attorney general for social justice. Before taking that job in 2007, she was deputy fire commissioner for legal affairs for the New York City Fire Department and a federal prosecutor.

Former State Supreme Court Justice Leslie Leach, now executive deputy attorney general for the division of state counsel, will be appointments secretary.

Cuomo made the announcement Thursday.

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