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Urban Fellows Alumni,
After a fantastic conversation last week with Judge Sullivan, the UFAA is excited to invite you to the second event in our Bar Association series featuring Michael Best (UF 1988), Counselor to the Mayor of New York City. This event will give you the opportunity to learn more about Michael Best's career and network with other alumni.
This event is open to all Urban Fellows Alumni (including those who are not in the legal profession) and guests of alumni.
Come for breakfast and networking at 8am and the program at 8:15.
A $10 donation is requested to attend which we will collect at the door.
The UFAA would like to thank the Vera Institute for Justice for graciously donating their space.
Hope to see you there!
Michael Best - Biography
Michael Best is currently the Counselor to the Mayor of New York City. Prior to being honored with this distinguished position, Best served as the General Counsel of the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw legal, investigative, audit and compliance matters for the nation’s largest school district and managed a staff of 250. Before his appointment to that position, he served as General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs at the New York City Host Committee 2004, the not-for-profit corporation formed by New York City to host the 2004 Republican National Convention. Previously, he was Deputy Counsel to the Mayor, serving as the second-ranking lawyer on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s City Hall staff. Mr. Best has also served as the Director of the Mayor's Office of Contracts, where he oversaw New York City’s procurement system, and as General Counsel in the Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator, where he advised the Mayor on public safety and the criminal justice system. After graduating from Harvard Law School magna cum laude, he began his career by clerking for Judge Thomas P. Griesa of the Southern District of New York, and he then spent six years as a prosecutor at the New York County District Attorney's Office.