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After 12 years, NYC's lead atty to return to firm

December 16, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's longest-serving chief lawyer in modern times is returning to his former law firm after 12 years of representing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration.

Michael Cardozo said Monday he's looking forward to rejoining Proskauer. He worked there from 1967 until 2002.

Cardozo led the administration's legal strategy on matters ranging from calorie counts on menus to the stop-and-frisk police tactic.

In 2009, the city Law Department said Cardozo passed a more than seven-year tenure record set in 1882. Before the city created the job in its current form, a legal officer served as what was then called the city recorder for about 12 years in the 1600s and 1700s.

The New York Law Journal first reported Cardozo's plans to return to Proskauer after Bloomberg leaves office Dec. 31.

 
 

 

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