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JCOPE - “Topics on Ethics in New York State: A Closer Look”

Center for New York City Law

Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:50 PM (EDT)

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General Admission Ended $100.00 $0.00
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 “Topics on Ethics in New York State: A Closer Look” 

Presented by the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics and the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: Check in: 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 pm.

Plenary and Sessions: 1:00 p.m. - 3:50 pm.

Credits: 3 CLE credits in Ethics & Professionalism


12:30 – 1:00 Event Check-in

1:00 – 1:10pm
Plenary session (10 minutes)

Introduction by Dean Anthony W. Crowell and Professor Ross Sandler


1:10 – 2:25pm
First panel (75 minutes):  Financial Disclosure


This panel will take a deep dive into the annual financial disclosure statement (FDS) process for New York State officials. The panel, made up of current and former officials from New York state and city government, as well as the federal government, will discuss how to best ensure that the FDS process meets it objectives – rooting out conflicts of interest in government through transparency. The panel will look at whether current law captures the proper population of filers and asks for the most relevant information. The panel will also explore the policy underlying the FDS form, the uses of the form for law enforcement purposes, as well as different jurisdictional approaches to FDS reporting.

Moderated by Keith St.John, JCOPE, Director of Ethics

Lisa Reid, Executive Director, Legislative Ethics Commission 

Richard Briffault, Chair, Conflicts Of Interest Board and Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation, Columbia University

Sean Dent, Deputy General Counsel, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Carrie Cohen, Morrison Foerster, LLP, former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York





2:35 – 3:50pm
Second panel (75 minutes):  Best Practices

This panel will consider routine government ethics issues that arise in both the public and private sector, and explore best practices to help avoid ethics and lobbying law violations.  The panel, consisting of private and public sector lawyers will discuss real world scenarios and proactive measures that apply to both sides of the fence, including but not limited to conflicts that arise in the context of procurements and vendor relationships, the post-employment restrictions on former State employees, outside activities, and gifts. The panel will look at easing any confusion there may be in some of those areas and help people working in the public and private sectors make sure they are armed with what they need to be in compliance. 

           Moderated by Monica Stamm, JCOPE, General Counsel

Michael Sande, JCOPE, Deputy Director of Ethics Guidance

Vanessa Perry, Supervising Attorney, New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) 

Mark F. Glaser, Greenberg Traurig

 Jeff Pearlman, Director, New York State Authorities Budget Office



Seats will only be held after receiving payment in full. If you would rather not use our online payment option, Mastercard, Visa and AMEX payments can be made over the phone at (212) 431-2855. *Checks should be made payable to "New York Law School" and mailed to:

Lillian Valle-Santiago
Center for New York City Law
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2921

* For those who register online, but opt to send in a check for payment, checks must be received within 1 week after registration. However, if you register on or after September 16th, payment must be received immediately in order to hold your seat. Late payment will result in your seat going to someone on the waiting list.

If your schedule changes and you are unable to attend, please note the deadline to request a refund is September 24, 2019.  Please note, Eventbrite fees will not be refunded.

CLE financial aid assistance is available. Application for financial aid assistance must be received no later than three weeks prior to a course offering. Please visit NYLS's CLE Tuition Assistance page to view the Law School's financial aid policies for CLE events.

For questions about accessibility or to request special accommodations, please contact Center for NYC Law Coordinator Lillian Valle-Santiago at (212) 431-2855 or

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When & Where

185 West Broadway
New York Law School
New York, NY 10013

Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:50 PM (EDT)

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Center for New York City Law

The Center for New York City Law was founded in 1994-1995 by New York Law School Professor Ross Sandler. The academic and public mission of the Center is to provide information about, and analysis of, the laws and legal processes that govern New York City. The Center seeks to make the City’s government and decisions more fair, comprehensible and open to the public. The Center pursues its mission by scholarly research and writing and by widely disseminating information about New York City in accessible and easily understood formats.

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