Former NYS Senate Deputy Minority Leader Emanuel R. Gold Joins Jaspan Schlesinger
Date: April 27th, 2012
Location:Garden City, New York
Jaspan Schlesinger LLP announced today that former NY State Senate Minority Leader Emanuel Gold has joined the firm as a Partner in the Litigation Practice. He will concentrate his practice in the area of commercial litigation, Surrogate’s Court litigation and administrative law.
Mr. Gold brings a long and distinguished career in state government to the firm. As a member of the New York State Senate, he served for over 28 years as the Deputy Minority Leader, and also was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and ranking member of the Finance Committee. Before retiring from the Senate in 1998, Mr. Gold spent more than 33 years in public service, starting as Counsel to the Assembly Majority Leader in 1965. In 1967, he served as Counsel to the Majority Leader of the New York State Constitutional Convention. He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1970 and to the Senate the following year.
As a legislator, Mr. Gold authored over 86 laws, including the Son of Sam law and the first law requiring the State Division of Human Rights to study and consider age discrimination. Other laws authored by Mr. Gold include requiring the evils of the Holocaust and slavery years be taught in all elementary schools; requiring all New York City general hospitals to grant emergency treatment to those in need; and mandating that pills and capsules be individually labeled, saving tens of thousands of lives each year. During his tenure, Mr. Gold obtained funding and grants for numerous community programs including funding to help establish both the Queens College Law School and the Sophie B. Davis School of Medicine. Over the years, he has been honored by dozens of charitable and community organizations throughout Queens and the State of New York.
Mr. Gold is a Mediator in the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of New York and the New York County Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice law in the New York State courts; the United States Supreme Court; the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and Detroit, Michigan; and the United States Circuit Court, 2nd District. A resident of Forest Hills, New York, he received his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School and his BA from Cornell University.