Westchester County Executive-elect Astorino Appoints Attorney Douglas A. Cooper to Transition Team

Uniondale, Long Island, New York, December 7, 2009 –  Ruskin Moscou Faltischek announced today that Co-Managing Partner Douglas A. Cooper has been named to the transition team of Westchester County Executive-elect Rob Astorino (R-I).  Mr. Cooper will serve on Mr. Astorino's Department of Public Works Committee.  Mr. Cooper, a resident of Harrison, New York and a lifelong resident of Westchester County, is a partner at the law firm Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. He joined the firm in 1998, making the transition from a successful private practice in Westchester.  Mr. Cooper is a senior member of the firm's prominent Litigation Department and Construction Practice Group.  He served as counsel to the largest group of privately owned bus companies in New York City until their sale to the City in 2005.

Mr. Cooper, a longstanding civic leader, has served for many years as a trustee of the New Rochelle Public Library. He served for 10 years as the president of the Thomas Paine National Historical Society, headquartered in New Rochelle. He also currently serves as a trustee of the Long Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Mr. Cooper has also lectured extensively on the subject of crisis management.

"I am honored to have been invited to become a member of County Executive-elect Astorino's transition team," Mr. Cooper said. "He has pledged to create a Westchester government that is truly responsive to the needs of the people, and I am pleased to be part of that change."


For 40 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region's leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients' success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment and trusts & estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.

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