New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has appointed new chiefs for his office’s public integrity, Internet and taxpayer protection bureaus, the office announced Monday.
The appointments included two people hired from outside the AG’s office.
Daniel Cort, formerly chief of the Manhattan District Attorney’s public integrity unit, will lead the AG’s public integrity bureau, which deals with government corruption. In his previous position, he tried 18 cases in New York Supreme Court. Before that, he was a deputy bureau chief of the rackets bureau. Cort has also worked as assistant counsel at the state’s Commission of Investigation. He began his career as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Cort’s salary in his new position will be $140,000.
Kathleen McGee, formerly director and lead counsel for the New York City mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement, will take over the AG’s Internet bureau, which handles Internet-related matters including child safety and consumer fraud. McGee has also served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, in child abuse and sex crimes unit.
Her salary will be $125,000.
Thomas Teige Carroll is moving from the AG’s investor protection bureau, where he was deputy bureau chief, to take over as chief of its taxpayer protection bureau. That bureau, created in 2011, handles taxpayer fraud and plays a major role in enforcing the False Claims Act.
In his previous position, Carroll, who earned $141,000, worked on residential mortgage-backed securities cases. Before joining the AG’s office, he was an attorney at Clifford Chance US. He has also clerked for Eastern District Judge Thomas Platt.
His new salary has not yet been finalized.