First Read Coronavirus Update: Safety

April 22, 2021  
Webinar
Webinar
Thursday
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Transportation, Schools, Congregating, Masking, Enforcement for Violations
Event Description

City & State is proud to present “First Read Coronavirus Update” a four-part webinar series in partnership with the Office of the Counsel to the Mayor. Each month we will co-host a one-hour webinar featuring the Mayor de Blasio’s closest legal and policy advisors, which will be moderated by City & State Editorial staff.  We welcome industry partners to join our panels each month. 

Joseph Fucito, Head of the Office of Sheriff, City of New York, Kapil Longani, Counsel to the Mayor of New York City and Kate Conklin Deputy Counsel, Office of the Counsel to the Mayor, will speak about New York City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the future of safety and security including for our transportation system, in schools, for large gatherings and what kind of enforcement can we expect.

Speakers
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Joseph Fucito
Head of the Office of Sheriff, City of New York
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Kapil Longani
Counsel to the Mayor of New York City
Mr. Longani serves as Chief Counsel to the Mayor of New York City. As Mayor de Blasio’s chief problem solver, Kapil advises the Mayor and City Hall on high profile and sensitive legal matters affecting the City including: police reform, economic development, affordable housing, and immigration. Most recently, he played a central role in the Administration’s legal response to the historic issues confronting New York City during the COVID-19 crisis. Appointed Counsel to the Mayor in November 2018, Kapil has a long career in public service, which he attributes to his immigrant parents. They instilled in him a strong belief in the power of government to improve people’s lives and a deep commitment to public service. Before joining the administration, Kapil served as Senior Counsel to Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings for the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kapil acted as the Democratic staff's lead investigator in several inquiries including the Flint water crisis, contractor fraud at the Department of Defense, the Department of State's rejection of the Keystone Pipeline application, the Trump Administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Environmental Protection Agency's Waters of the United States rulemaking process. Prior to his work in Congress, Kapil served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia where he prosecuted cases involving sexual assault, homicide, robbery, narcotics, and illegal firearms. He previously worked as a litigator in New York City at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and served as a law clerk to Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and Judge Richard Smoak of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Kapil holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and legal degrees from the University of Florida, Yale, and Oxford University.
Kate Conklin
Deputy Counsel, Office of the Counsel to the Mayor
Agenda
2:00pm

Opening Remarks By Zach Williams, Albany Reporter, City & State NY

2:05pm

Roundtable Discussion

Joseph Fucito, Head of the Office of Sheriff, City of New York, Kapil Longani, Counsel to the Mayor of New York City and Kate Conklin, Deputy Counsel, Office of the Counsel to the Mayor, will speak about New York City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the future of safety and security including for our transportation system, in schools, for large gatherings and what kind of enforcement can we expect.

3:00pm

Session Concludes

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