Eric T. Schneiderman

Eric T. Schneiderman was elected the 65th Attorney General of New York State on November 2, 2010. As the highest ranking law enforcement officer for the State, Eric has taken on the tough fights to protect New Yorkers – because he believes there has to be one set of rules for everyone, no matter how rich or powerful.

Eric knows that the deck is stacked against everyday New Yorkers who work hard and play by the rules. That's why he locked up corrupt politicians who ripped off taxpayers, prosecuted companies that gouged victims of hurricane Sandy, and took on the big banks that led us into recession.

When the federal government cut funding for bulletproof vests for New York's police officers, he stepped in and used funds he recovered from drug traffickers to pay for bulletproof vests for local police departments.

He’s worked to provide relief for families hit hard by the housing crisis. Eric created the Homeownership Protection Program to help New Yorkers at risk of foreclosure stay in their homes, a program that has already served 24,000 homeowners. And he led the national effort that secured a $13 billion settlement with JP Morgan Chase for their role in the housing crisis - the largest settlement of it’s kind in US history.

Eric has fought for justice for all workers, defending their right to a fair and decent wage for a full day’s work. In just three years, he has returned over $16,000,000 to more than 10,000 workers who were cheated out of pay by employers. Eric has also taken on big financial institutions that use illegal tactics referred to as Insider Trading 2.0 to gain unfair advantage over average investors.

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Areas of Practice 1) General Practice
Law School Harvard Law School
Education Amherst College
Most recent firm New York State Senate
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