Barry Ginsberg Named Executive Director

Barry Ginsberg Named Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2009
CONTACT: Walter C. Ayres
                     518-474-4418

Barry Ginsberg, Acting Executive Director and General Counsel for the Commission on Public Integrity, has been named Executive Director. He will continue as General Counsel until a successor can be named for that position.

Before joining the staff of the Commission in 2008, Mr. Ginsberg had been Assistant District Attorney in the office of Robert M. Morgenthau, serving as Senior Investigative Counsel in the Rackets Bureau; Chief of the Labor Racketeering Unit and in the Major Offense Career Criminal Program. He has also been a senior executive and counsel of several investigative and consulting services firms and a law clerk for a federal appeals court.

Michael Cherkasky, Chairman of the Commission, said, "Barry Ginsberg has done a superb job as Acting Executive Director since June, serving during a particularly challenging period for the Commission. I have known Barry since his years in the office of the Manhattan District Attorney and he has always been both an excellent lawyer and a stellar leader, which makes him the perfect person for this position.”

Mr. Ginsberg received his BA and JD, with honors, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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