Board of Trustees: Eric Corngold

Eric Corngold

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Eric Corngold was appointed as a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees on June 20, 2013.

Mr. Corngold is a partner at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP, leading the firm's white-collar criminal defense and investigations practice. He represents businesses, their executives, and their employees during federal and state criminal investigations, as well as in regulatory matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal and state government agencies. He also conducts internal investigations for corporations and other institutions on behalf of officers, boards of directors, and audit committees.

Mr. Corngold served as New York State's Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice from 2007 to 2009. Prior, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York for more than a decade. In that office, Mr. Corngold held a number of different positions, including Chief Assistant United States Attorney from 2005 to 2007, and the Chief of the office's Business and Securities Frauds Unit from 1999 to 2005.  In 2003, Mr. Corngold was awarded the Henry L. Stimson Medal for outstanding contribution to the Office of the United States Attorney by the New York City Bar Association.

Mr. Corngold received his B.A. from Swarthmore College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and was a law clerk to United States District Judge Charles P. Sifton of the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Corngold frequently lectures on white-collar crime, securities law, and criminal procedure topics, and is currently an adjunct Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law, where he teaches that school's course on White Collar Crime.

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