Andrew Cuomo was elected the 64th Attorney General of New York State on November 7, 2006. As Attorney General, Cuomo is the highest ranking law enforcement officer for the State, responsible for representing New York and its residents in legal matters.
In 1996, President Clinton nominated Cuomo to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Under Cuomo?s leadership, HUD was transformed to an engine for economic development and unprecedented housing opportunities. Cuomo brought dramatic reforms to make government efficient and competent while saving taxpayers millions of dollars. The work earned HUD the prestigious “Innovations in American Government Award” from the Ford Foundation and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, on three separate occasions.
Cuomo first practiced law as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. He has also worked as a partner in a New York City law firm and was Of Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
Source-Andrew Cuomo?s official website http://www.oag.state.ny.us/bio.html