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Henry M. Greenberg

Henry M. Greenberg

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Hank Greenberg is the immediate past President of the New York State Bar Association, the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. A former Counsel to the New York State Attorney General, General Counsel to a major New York State agency and federal prosecutor, Hank has handled numerous high-profile matters. He concentrates his practice on civil litigation, criminal and civil investigations, and regulatory and administrative law.

From 2007 to 2010, Hank served as Counsel to then New York State Attorney General (now Governor), Andrew M. Cuomo. In that capacity, he worked on some of the agency's most significant litigation and public policy initiatives. He also served as General Counsel for the New York State Department of Health (1995 to 2000), where he was the chief legal advisor to the Commissioner of Health and administered an office of more than 100 attorneys engaged in virtually all aspects of administrative law.

Amongst the other government posts he has held, Hank served as Counsel to the Lieutenant Governor of New York State (1995), an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the Northern District of New York (1990 to 1995), and law clerk to then Associate Judge (later Chief Judge) Judith S. Kaye of the New York Court of Appeals (1988-1990). As an AUSA, he prosecuted numerous federal criminal cases, including white collar crime and public corruption.

In 2014, on the recommendation of Governor Cuomo, the State Commissioner of Education appointed Hank to serve as Fiscal Monitor for the troubled East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. Two years earlier, the Commissioner appointed Hank special investigator to conduct a complete review of the Education Department’s processes for receiving, reviewing and investigating reports of alleged improprieties involving student assessments. In both investigations, Hank delivered reports with recommendations to the State’s Board of Regents that resulted in regulatory reforms.

Hank holds leadership positions on a number of professional committees and other bodies. In June 2020, he was appointed by the Hon. Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the State of New York, to serve as chair of the Commission on the Future of New York’s Courts. He is counsel to the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination, which nominates New York’s Court of Appeals Judges and chairs the Third Department Judicial Screening Committee. He also is a member of the State Judicial Screening Committee, the New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, and the Advisory Group of the New York State and Federal Judicial Council. He is vice chair of Statewide Programming for The Historical Society of the New York Courts, a Life Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Hank is a frequent lecturer and has been published numerous times on a wide range of legal subjects, including constitutional law, administrative law, criminal procedure, trial and appellate practice, health law, legal history and judicial philosophy.

Concentrations

  • Civil litigation
  • Criminal and civil investigations
  • Health care
  • Regulatory and administrative law
  • White collar criminal litigation
  • Appellate practice

主要执业方向

荣誉和领导力

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2015-2020
  • Listed, City & State, "New York Law Power 100," 2020
  • Team Member, Best Lawyers in America®, "Top Listed – Government Relations," 2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Government Relations Law Firm of the Year," 2014
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013
  • Recipient, Circle of Humanity Award, Temple Israel, 2012
  • Selected, Samuel Booth Youth Leadership Award, United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, 2003
  • Recipient, Resolution of Appreciation, New York State Public Health Council, 2000
  • Selected, Inspector General’s Integrity Award, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 1995
  • Received, Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Secret Service, 1995
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

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  • Chair, Commission to Reimagine the Future of New York’s Courts, formed by Chief Judge Janet DeFiore, 2020 
  • Counsel, New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination, 2013-Present
  • Chair, Third Department Judicial Screening Committee, 2011-Present
  • Member, New York State Judicial Screening Committee, 2011-Present
  • Member, Judicial Task Force on the New York State Constitution, 2016-Present
  • Member, New York Emergency Legal Task Force on Legal Assistance Related to Hurricane Harvey, 2017-Present
  • New York State Bar Association
    • President, June 1, 2019-May 31, 2020
    • Vice President, Third Judicial District, 2016-Present
    • Chair, Committee on the New York State Constitution, 2015-Present
    • Member, Executive Committee, 2016-Present
    • Member, Executive Director Search Committee, 2016-2017
    • Committee on Court Structure and Operations
      • Chair, 2014-2015
      • Vice-Chair, 2011-2014
    • Member, House of Delegates, 2004-2008, 2014-Present
    • Chair, Legislative Policy Committee, 2002-2006
    • Chair, Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest, 2001-2002
    • Chair, Committee on Attorneys in Public Service, 2000-2001
    • Member, Special Committee on Court Structure & Judicial Selection, 2004-2006
    • Member, Special Committee on Funding for Civil Legal Services, 2004-2006
    • Member, Committee on Diversity and Leadership Development, 2003-2006
    • Member, Special Subcommittee on Attorneys in Public Service, Membership Committee, 1997-1998
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • Chair, Outstanding Young Lawyers Award Committee, 1991-1995
      • Chair, Committee on Assistant District Attorneys, 1990-1994
      • Liaison, Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee, 1993-1994
  • Chair, State Fair Advisory Board, 2011-Present
  • Member, New York State Commission on the Restoration of the Capitol, 2011-Present
  • Member, Board of Overseers, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2015-Present
  • Member, New York Court of Appeals’ 2016 Law Day Planning Committee, 2016
  • Founding Member, The Historical Society of the New York Courts
    • Vice Chair of Statewide Programming, 2014-Present
    • Vice President, 2011-2013
    • Executive Committee, 2003-Present
    • Editor-in-Chief, Judicial Notice, (formerly Historical Society Newsletter), 2003-2016
  • Member, Advisory Group to the New York State and Federal Judicial Council
    • Chair, Subcommittee on Removal of Civil Cases, 2013-2014
    • Chair, Subcommittee on Increased Communication Between the State and Federal Courts, 2001-2003
  • Member, New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law, 2005-Present
  • Chair, Albany County Charter Review Commission, 2013-2014
  • Member, Commission on the Future of the New York State Courts, 2006-2007
  • Member, Syracuse University College of Law Board of Visitors, 1988-2003
  • Life Fellow, New York Bar Foundation

资历

教育
  • J.D., cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law, 1986
    • Board Member, Moot Court
    • Member, Justinian Honorary Law Society
    • Member, Order of Barristers
    • Recipient, Dean Paul Shipman Andrews Memorial Award
    • Team Member, "Outstanding Contribution to Team Competition," Moot Court Team Award
    • Two-Time Recipient, "Excellence in Advocacy," Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Medal, American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association
    • Winner, "Best Trial Advocate - All Rounds, Region II," National Trial Competition
    • Winner, "Best Oral Argument in Regional Final, Region II," National Appellate Competition
    • President, Law Student Senate, 1985-1986
    • Member, Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, 1984-1986
      • Notes and Comments Editor, 1985-1986
      • Staff Editor, 1984-1985
  • B.A., with honors, University of Chicago, 1983
Clerkships
  • Hon. Judith S. Kaye, New York Court of Appeals, 1988-1990
  • Staff Attorney, New York Court of Appeals, 1987-1988
  • Hon. Irving Ben Cooper, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1987-1988
获准执业地区
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York