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Mr. Robert Abrams

Mr. Robert Abrams

Robert Abrams is a graduate of Columbia College and the New York University School of Law.  He served three terms in the New York State Assembly, three terms as Borough President of the Bronx and four terms as Attorney General of New York State, where he supervised 1,200 employees, including 475 attorneys in 14 locations throughout New York State.  As Attorney General, Abrams received numerous awards and honors and pioneered changes in environment, consumer and civil rights protection, and criminal prosecutions, with more than 250 of his legislative proposals being signed into law.  Abrams served as president of the National Association of Attorneys General, and received the Wyman Award as Outstanding Attorney General in the Nation, a peer-selected honor.  Abrams is also the recipient of the Bellotti Award for “outstanding leadership abilities and high moral character.”  Throughout the 70s and 80s Abrams was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions and served as presidential elector.  Abrams later joined the Manhattan law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan as a partner, served as an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations, and in an advisory capacity to a number of New York political figures including Mayor Bloomberg, former governor Eliot Spitzer, and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, amongst others.

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