Dean Craig M. Boise Named Co-Chair of NYS Attorney General-Elect Letitia James' Transition Team
New York State Attorney General-Elect Letitia "Tish" James has named College of Law Dean Craig M. Boise as one of five co-chairs of her transition team. James was elected on Nov. 6, 2018, making her the first African American woman to hold the position. James, who until her election was New York City Public Advocate, will be sworn in on Jan. 1, 2019.
Her transition team announcement was made via Twitter on November 16: "Honored to welcome these five individuals, some of the nation's most well-respected lawyers, who have decades of experience at the top levels of government and academia. New Yorkers should be proud to have such leaders fighting to protect their most basic rights."
Joining Boise as co-chairs of the transition team are Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch; Former New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams; Former Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals the Hon. Jonathan Lippman; and Former US Ambassador to Uruguay Julissa Reynoso.
Describing her team, James added in an official statement, “There is no group better suited to help guide the Attorney General’s Office in assembling a team to tackle the most pressing issues impacting our state and country."
“The office of the New York Attorney General has long served as a bastion for those who believe in the law’s ability to right wrongs and achieve justice, and Tish James is an ideal leader for the office in these challenging times," says Dean Boise. "I am thrilled to co-chair this remarkable leadership team to assist Attorney General-elect James as she builds an office that will undoubtedly continue and build upon the office’s legacy."