Tom Capezza and Libby Coreno Speak to Government Officials on Ethics and Case Law
By: Carter Conboy
On January 9, 2019, Carter Conboy’s Thomas A. Capezza and Libby Coreno spoke at the Capital District Regional Planning Commission’s Local Government Workshop, held at the Hudson Valley Community College Bulmer Telecommunications Center in Troy.
The workshop featured topics of interest to elected officials, board members, clerks and treasurers, planning and zoning board members, public works and highway professionals, and code enforcement officers.
Tom spoke on “Ethics for Government Officials and Volunteers”, including the Code of Ethics as defined by Public Officers Law §73 and 74 as it relates to outside activities, restrictions on political activities, nepotism, gifts, honorarium, official activity expenses, and post-employment restrictions.
Libby’s presentation “Case Law Updates” highlighted teachable cases from across the state which aim to provide a framework of land use law that can become useable by a planning or zoning board members in the coming year. She focused on a wide variety of land use approvals and denials, how courts think about and assess local planning and zoning decisions, and the standards that are applied to both approvals and denials issued by your planning and zoning boards.
About The Capital District Regional Planning Commission
CDRPC is a regional planning and resource center, established pursuant to New York State General Municipal Law Article 12-B, serving Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties. CDRPC provides objective analysis of data, trends, opportunities, and challenges relevant to the Region’s economic development and planning communities. CDRPC serves the best interests of the public and private sectors by promoting intergovernmental cooperation; communicating, collaborating, and facilitating regional initiatives; and sharing information and fostering dialogues on solutions to regional problems.
About Thomas A. Capezza
Thomas A. Capezza practices in the areas of White Collar Litigation and Investigations, Technology, Cyber and eDiscovery, Corporate Governance and Investigations, and Law Enforcement. Tom has nearly 20 years of criminal and civil investigatory and litigation experience, including eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York (Albany); three years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit); three years as Enforcement Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (NYC); and four years as an Assistant District Attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. Tom has broad experience with the investigation and litigation of matters involving financial and securities fraud, health care fraud, pharmaceutical and FDA violations, cross-border crimes and violations of numerous other federal and state laws. He can be reached at (518) 810-0521 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn.
About Libby Coreno
Elizabeth “Libby” Coreno practice is concentrated in real estate development including acquisition, site selection, land use approval, finance and litigation for a wide variety of industries (hospitality, health care, industrial, etc.). Libby often provides strategic guidance to private clients, and as special counsel to municipal clients, in the areas of environmental and land use law on a wide range of issues including the legal implications of board actions, the limits in municipal authority, and the application information necessary to enable a board to make a proper determination. She can be reached at (518) 587-8112. Connect with Libby on LinkedIn.
About Carter Conboy
Carter Conboy is a full-service law firm providing counsel to businesses, corporations, government, professionals, and individuals in 20 industries and 40 specialized service areas. Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY.
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