Special Committe of Inquiry Retains Chief Counsel
(New York, NY)- Senator Eric Schneiderman, Chair of the Special Committee of Inquiry, announced today the Senate has retained Daniel R. Alonso, a partner at the law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP to serve as special counsel.
As a partner at Kaye Scholer, Mr. Alonso specializes in internal investigations, white-collar and general civil litigation and SEC enforcement. Prior to his tenure at Kaye Scholer, Mr. Alonso spent nine years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, including serving as the Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Alonso also clerked for the New York State Court of Appeals and served as an Assistant District Attorney for Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau. Mr. Alonso currently serves as a Member of the New York State Commission on Public Integrity.
“Dan’s vast experience as a state and federal prosecutor makes him the ideal candidate to assist this committee in conducting a full and fair investigation. We are fortunate to have his wealth of knowledge to assist us in achieving a just and comprehensive proceeding,” said Senator Eric Schneiderman, Chair of the Special Committee of Inquiry.
“I look forward to working with the bipartisan committee to examine the facts and law in a thorough and fair manner,” said Mr. Alonso, Special Counsel to the Special Committee of Inquiry.
As lead counsel to the Special Committee of Inquiry, Mr. Alonso will assist the members in examining all relevant evidence and law to establish the proper procedures and ensure a fair investigation.