Briffault and Liebman Named to Commission on Public Corruption

Fall 2013

Columbia Law School Professors Richard Briffault and Lance Liebman were recently appointed by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to serve on the state’s Commission to Investigate Public Corruption. The commission, created earlier this year, will have broad authority to investigate corruption in state government, political campaigns, and state elections. It will have the power to subpoena and question witnesses under oath, and will be responsible for reviewing state laws and regulations involving misconduct by public officials. Briffault, the Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation, is an expert in state and local government law, as well as election law. Liebman, the William S. Beinecke Professor of Law, serves as director of the American Law Institute and is a former assistant to New York City Mayor John Lindsay.