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Feldman, Daniel L.




1973 JD        Harvard Law School

1970 AB       Columbia College (Economics)

Dan Feldman teaches Oversight & Investigation, Ethics & Accountability, and Administrative Law. He was first elected to the New York State Assembly in 1980, and served as a member of the Legislature from 1981 through 1998, writing over 140 state laws, including New York’s Megan’s Law and Organized Crime Control Act. As Correction Committee chair for twelve years, he led some of the first efforts to repeal the Rockefeller drug laws. For six years thereafter, as a senior member of Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s staff, he exposed HUD’s 203k mortgage loan guarantee scandal and led the investigation of UnumProvident’s disability insurance scam. Until his full-time appointment at John Jay, he worked as Special Counsel for Law & Policy to New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Feldman's fourth book, Tales from the Sausage Factory: Making Laws in New York State, with co-author Gerald Benjamin, was published by SUNY Press in 2010; his fifth, The Art of the Watchdog: Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption in Government, with co-author David Eichenthal, also by SUNY Press, came out in 2014. He has also written numerous scholarly articles, and serves as Perspective and Commentary Editor for Public Administration Review. His current research involves government oversight, administrative theory, and legal philosophy.

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