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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP to lead Assembly's impeachment investigation of governor's conduct

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Wed, Mar 17th 2021 09:15 am

Speaker Carl Heastie and Judiciary Committee Chair Charles D. Lavine announced the New York State Assembly retained the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP to lead an impeachment investigation into allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“Since Thursday, Chairman Lavine led a vigorous search for a top-flight firm to assist with the investigation. I have the utmost faith that Assembly member Lavine and our Judiciary Committee will conduct a full and fair investigation,” Heastie said. “Hiring Davis Polk will give the committee the experience, independence and resources needed to handle this important investigation in a thorough and expeditious manner.”

Lavine said, “The addition of Davis Polk will allow my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee and me to fully and fairly investigate the allegations. These are serious allegations, and they will be treated with fairness, due process and discretion.”

A press release stated, "Davis Polk is a premier law firm with offices around the world and expertise in sensitive investigations. Their team, including Angela Burgess, Greg Andres and Martine Beamon, will work with Assembly member Lavine and the Assembly Judiciary Committee to lead the investigation. They are authorized to vigorously pursue all the evidence to determine the extent to which violations of the law have occurred.”

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