Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has named three attorneys to top executive positions in his office: James Sheehan as chief of the charities bureau; Gary Fishman as chief of the new criminal enforcement and financial crimes bureau; and David Nachman as senior enforcement counsel in the executive division.
Sheehan, 61, currently chief integrity officer with the New York City Human Resources Administration, is a former state Medicaid inspector general and federal prosecutor. He spent 25 years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In his new role, Sheehan will oversee not-for-profit corporations and charitable trusts and direct bureau’s affirmative investigations and litigations.
Sheehan replaces Jason Lillien, who left in September to chair the nonprofit organizations practice at Zuckerman Spaeder.
Fishman, 44, was promoted from the Division of Criminal Justice, where he served as senior investigative counsel. He is a former Manhattan prosecutor and deputy chief of the economic crimes bureau.
The new unit that Fishman will lead is an expanded version of the former criminal prosecutions bureau that has been reorganized to focus on complex financial crimes.
Nachman, 56, was a section chief in the charities bureau before his promotion to senior enforcement counsel. Prior to joining the attorney general’s office in 2011, Nachman was in private practice, concentrating on securities cases, cross-border disputes and white-collar criminal matters.
Schneiderman refuses to reveal the salaries of public officials in his office.