Hank Greenberg is a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig. He serves as president of the New York State Bar Association, the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. A former Counsel to the New York State Attorney General, General Counsel to a major New York State agency and federal prosecutor, Hank has handled numerous high-profile matters. He concentrates his practice on civil litigation, criminal and civil investigations, and regulatory and administrative law.
From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Greenberg served as Counsel to then New York State Attorney General (now Governor), Andrew M. Cuomo. In that capacity, he worked on some of the agency's most significant litigation and public policy initiatives. He also served as General Counsel for the New York State Department of Health (1995 to 2000), where he was the chief legal advisor to the Commissioner of Health and administered an office of more than 100 attorneys engaged in virtually all aspects of administrative law.
Amongst the other government posts he has held, Mr. Greenberg served as Counsel to the Lieutenant Governor of New York State (1995), an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the Northern District of New York (1990 to 1995), and law clerk to then Associate Judge (later Chief Judge) Judith S. Kaye of the New York Court of Appeals (1988-1990). As an AUSA, he prosecuted numerous federal criminal cases, including white collar crime and public corruption.
In 2014, on the recommendation of Governor Cuomo, the State Commissioner of Education appointed Hank to serve as Fiscal Monitor for the troubled East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. Two years earlier, the Commissioner appointed Hank special investigator to conduct a complete review of the Education Department’s processes for receiving, reviewing and investigating reports of alleged improprieties involving student assessments. In both investigations, Hank delivered reports with recommendations to the State’s Board of Regents that resulted in regulatory reforms.