New York, NY (March 7, 2022) — Kostelanetz & Fink partner Claude M. Millman has been recognized for the third consecutive year in City & State NY’s “Law Power 100” list.
According to City & State NY, the “Law Power 100” is a list of “legal professionals who aren’t simply influential in their field, but powerful in New York’s governmental landscape.” While the list is topped by government officials, prosecutors, and political candidates, it also includes select attorneys in private practice, such as Mr. Millman.
For the past eleven years, Mr. Millman has led K&F’s government procurement and contracting and complex commercial civil litigation practices. He is a former Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Contracts Services (MOCS) and New York City Chief Procurement Officer (CCPO). He is also a former Executive Director and Commissioner of the New York City Charter Revision Commission. Mr. Millman has been representing New York City and State government contractors for over two decades.
While most government procurement lawyers focus on federal contracts, K&F has developed a niche in New York City and State procurement, recognizing that the annual contracting budgets of the city and state are close to $20 billion and $200 billion, respectively, and that, collectively, their agencies engage in well over 200,000 contract transactions per year. To promote its clients’ success and legal strategy, K&F often refers them to lobbying firms and works closely with the lobbyists that they retain.
City & State NY said that “[c]ompanies such as Aetna and IBM, as well as nonprofits and government officials, have relied on Millman’s counsel,” and that he “recently took on a pro bono case on behalf of the Human Services Council aiming to strike down new labor legislation affecting nonprofits.”
Mr. Millman has worked with or for many of the other recognized professionals on both the “Law Power 100” list and City & State NY’s “New York City Power 100” list. The New York Times recently noted, for example, that Mr. Millman was engaged by Frank Carone — before Mr. Carone became chief of staff to Mayor Eric Adams — “to assist with divesting his assets so that he could serve in the Adams administration.”
Click here for the City & State NY 2022 “Law Power 100” list.