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When he was elected three years ago, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo assembled an all-star team, which has served him almost unimaginably well as he’s rampaged through Wall Street. But the Litigation Daily has learned that one of Cuomo’s key senior aides — executive deputy attorney general for economic justice Eric Corngold — is leaving for private practice at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman. During his tenure in Cuomo’s office, Corngold’s portfolio has included some of the AG’s highest-profile matters, including investigations of the bonus flap at Bank of America; the sale of auction-rate securities; and the antitrust allegations against the computer chipmaker Intel. According to his bio, Corngold previously spent 16 years as a federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, serving as chief assistant from 2005 to 2007. Earlier this year, Corngold was said to have been in the running to become the U.S. Attorney of that office. (Benton Campbell is currently the Eastern District’s interim U.S. Attorney.) Corngold should fit right in at Friedman Kaplan, a boutique that can take on the kinds of defendants — namely big banks — he pursued at the New York AG’s office. (We’ve written, for example, about Friedman Kaplan’s suit on behalf of Delphi against an investor group that backed out of a deal to invest in the company.) The firm could also use Corngold’s help now that one of its partners — Paul Fishman — has been confirmed as the new U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. Friedman Kaplan declined comment. We called the New York AG’s office for comment but didn’t hear back.

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