NY’s Cuomo Names Top Staff For New Administration

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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  • otto

    Andrew sees his destiny very clearly. Governor of the great State of New York is just a mere stepping stone for him.

    He wants the BIG chair … the top spot … he wants to be King Andrew the 1st, Supreme Ruler of America. He really scares me …

    I miss Spitzer … at least he was just lookin’ for chicks … I can accept that :)

  • Sammie "the Mouse"

    How does his goumada, Sandra Lee, fit in?

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