Steven M. Cohen, who was until a few months ago a principal advisor to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has landed a new gig at the law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.
The D.C.-based law firm is trying to expand their footprint in New York City, according to the Wall Street Journal, which had the scoop this morning. The paper also notes that the firm was charged with defending Dominique Strauss-Kahn from sexual assault charges.
After almost five years with Governor Cuomo, I plan on building a law practice that uses the same kind of strategic planning and innovative thinking that made the Cuomo administration successful,” said Mr. Cohen in a statement. “I can think of no better place to do this than at Zuckerman Spaeder, a firm with the highest quality lawyers and a sense of creativity that breeds success.”
Until July, when he resigned, Mr. Cohen served as the secretary to the governor, the second highest ranking post in the Cuomo administration. He was also chief of staff during Mr. Cuomo’s term as attorney general.