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October 16, 2007

 

DiNapoli Names Mallick First Deputy Comptroller,
Feldman Special Counsel

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today that he has named Mary Louise Mallick, one of state government’s top fiscal experts, as his first deputy comptroller and Daniel L. Feldman, a former State Assemblymember, as special counsel for law and policy.

“These are two exceptional public servants who have played a major role in reforming and shaping state government,” DiNapoli said. “Mary Louise Mallick has distinguished herself as a consummate professional and credible leader on state fiscal issues. I have tremendous confidence in her abilities to lead the operations of the Comptroller’s office.”

As first deputy comptroller, Mallick will provide critical policy direction and assist the Comptroller in all matters relating to the policies and programs of the agency. She joined the Comptroller’s Office in April 2007 as the deputy comptroller for budget and policy analysis.

Mallick has more than 20 years of experience in shaping the state budget and guiding fiscal policy. She served as secretary of the New York State Senate Finance Committee, where she was instrumental in developing the state budget and directing fiscal analysis. Mallick also served as acting executive director of the State University of New York at Albany Biosciences Development Corporation. Mallick’s salary is $161,348.

Feldman was most recently the executive director and general counsel at the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He was also an assistant deputy attorney general for Legal Policy & Program Development under then Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, where he led litigation efforts against handgun manufacturers, real estate fraud, and several prominent banks and insurance companies. He also served as legal counsel to the State Assembly and has worked in private practice.

Feldman served in the Assembly from 1981 to 1998, representing the 45th Assembly District in Brooklyn. He was responsible for authoring more than 140 state laws, including the Organized Crime Control Act and Megan’s Law. Feldman has taught law, government and political philosophy at various prominent universities and has written several books. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School. His salary is $140,000.

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