Stroock Law Firm Sponsoring May 6 Session: Is New York Still a Democracy?

Is New York Still A Democracy?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Please join us as Stroock hosts another Government Leadership forum featuring Congressman Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler, DeNora M. Getachew, Campaign Manager and Legislative Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law and Douglas A. Kellner, Co-Chair of the New York State Board of Elections. They will discuss voter participation in New York (our state is ranked 49th!), and how to improve it.

Robert Abrams, former New York State Attorney General and Chair of Stroock’s Government Relations Practice and Jerry H. Goldfeder, Stroock Special Counsel and Election Law attorney will moderate this panel discussion.

Jerry Nadler Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler represents the Tenth Congressional District of New York, which includes much of the West Side of Manhattan, the Financial District and a number of diverse neighborhoods in southwestern Brooklyn. He began his political career in 1976 in the New York State Assembly, where he served for 16 years. Jerry was elected in 1992 to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election and has served in Congress ever since. (Click here to read full biography.)
DeNora M. Getachew DeNora M. Getachew is the Campaign Manager and Legislative Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. In this capacity, she manages advocacy initiatives aimed at improving our nation’s democracy. DeNora also serves as First Vice-Chair of Manhattan Community Board 7 and is a board member and co-chair of the benefit committee of Union Settlement, an on-the-ground resource for the East Harlem community. (Click here to read full biography.)
Douglas A. Kellner Douglas A. Kellner is Co-Chair of the New York State Board of Elections and a partner at Kellner Herlihy Getty & Friedman LLP. He founded the Community Renaissance Corporation of Harlem and Washington Heights and the Manhattan Valley Housing Clinic, and has also served as counsel to the New York State Assembly Banking Committee. Doug is a frequent media commentator on New York State election laws and practices. (Click here to read full biography.)
Date:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time:
8:30AM – 9:00AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00AM – 10:00AM Program

Location:
180 Maiden Lane
New York, NY
38th floor

RSVP by May 1, 2015Forward to a colleague

There is no cost for this event

If you have questions, please contact Margaret Provenzano at 212.806.5753 ormprovenzano@stroock.com.
The building lobby at 180 Maiden Lane is undergoing a renovation. Please excuse the appearance of the lobby as you enter the building. Please note, the space in which the event is being held is not under construction.

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