Ready to 'Do Justice,' Carter Assumes Helm at Law Department

, New York Law Journal


Zachary Carter speaking alongside Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio
Zachary Carter, left, speaking at a press conference alongside Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who chose Carter as Corporation Counsel on Sunday.

Carter will take over an office in which Cardozo served for 12 years, the longest tenure for anyone in the job.

"He [Cardozo] is an excellent lawyer and a great steward of the Law Department and I think he has given his all as corporation counsel and deserves great credit and recognition," Carter said.

As for changes in the office itself and city policies, Carter declined to comment.

"We've made extraordinary progress in some areas and in other areas, we still need work," he said.

Andrew Keshner contributed to this article.

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