Throughout my career, I have been involved in numerous complex and high-pressured situations, whether it be as a prosecutor in the Watergate Special Prosecutor’s Office; being intimately involved in the Iran Hostage Crisis as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; representing the Government of Argentina in the international debt crisis of the 1980’s; or in connection with representing numerous clients in difficult and visible situations.  As a result of these experiences, I have been called upon to take on a number of assignments where the ability to exercise sound judgment in difficult situations was considered important.  Examples include:

  • In 1989, after a highly publicized rape in Central Park, I was asked to play a leading role in the Citizens Task Force on Use and Security of Central Park.
  • When the 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian complex in Waco, Texas led to tragic results, I was asked to provide expert advice to the Departments of Justice and Treasury on how to handle such situations in the future.
  • I chaired (1996-2002) a Mayoral Commission overseeing the anti-corruption activities of the New York City Police Department, created after the Mollen Commission report described the failure of corruption controls in the NYPD.  I also served on a Task Force on Police/Community Relations, which was created following a horrible example of police brutality in 1997.
  • In 1998 I was asked by counsel for President Clinton to serve as an expert witness on standards of prosecutors in the House impeachment inquiry.
  • Beginning in 2009 I have served as one of five members of the New York City Campaign Finance Board overseeing the city’s campaign finance program.
  • In September 2012 appointed by the Court as Chapter 11 Trustee of Fletcher International Ltd.
  • In March 2015 appointed by the Court as the Examiner in the bankruptcy of the Caesars Gaming Company.