Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s is now represented by a high-powered legal protection lawyer who labored as a prosecutor for each the Bush and Obama administrations.
Rita Glavin was recognized Friday as representing the embattled governor after the latest staffer came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment.
Glavin, 49, was till days in the past a accomplice with the Manhattan agency of Seward & Kissel. Her bio is now not listed on the agency’s web site, and state data present she fashioned her personal agency, Glavin PLLC, on Thursday.
James Cofer, a Seward & Kissel accomplice, confirmed Glavin was on the new agency, however wouldn’t say if she left as a result of she was representing Cuomo.
Cuomo’s workplace directed inquiries about Glavin’s illustration, together with who was paying for it, to Glavin, who didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Glavin, a Fordham Regulation College grad, was a prosecutor within the US Legal professional’s Workplace within the Southern District of New York and, in 2008, was second-in-command on the US Division of Justice Prison Division beneath President George W. Bush. Obama named her to supervise the Prison Division’s transition after he took workplace in 2009.
As lately as March 11, Glavin was listed in court docket data as repping Jason Servis, a coach accused in an international horse doping scandal. Servis skilled Most Safety, the horse disqualified as the 2019 Kentucky Derby winner.
In 2019, Glavin was named by a federal decide as particular prosecutor in a case involving Steven Donziger, an environmental lawyer who helped win a $9.5 billion judgment towards Chevron in Ecuador, and was later accused of legal contempt.
Seward & Kissel’s involvement within the case led law school students last month to say they’d boycott working for the agency as a result of its illustration of Chevron in different issues was a battle of curiosity.