Cuomo picks Rivera for civil rights post

Attorney General-elect Andrew Cuomo announced that Jenny Rivera '85 will become the state's first Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights. At the time of the announcement, Rivera was a professor at City University of New York School of Law, where her legal studies focused on women's rights, education, employment discrimination, language rights discrimination and equity and testing issues. Cuomo also chose two recent adjunct professors among his senior staff. Robin L. Baker, deputy chief of appeals of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, will become the Executive Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice. Mylan L. Denerstein, deputy fire commissioner for legal affairs at the New York City Fire Department, will become the Executive Deputy Attorney General for Social Justice. December 19, 2006.

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