Ickes, a Democrat Party fixture, elected Meyer, Suozzi chairman

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Some interesting white-collar news from the politically prominent: Harold Ickes, the former adviser in the Bill Clinton White House, has been elected chairman of the board of the Garden City-based law firm Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein.

Ickes, a longtime member of the firm, will continue serving as co-chair of its labor and government-relations practice. Most recently he's been in the news as a campaign backer of Mayor Bill de Blasio before the latter — with whom Ickes worked in the 2000 Hillary Clinton Senate campaign — emerged as front-runner in the NYC race last fall.

Under President Clinton he was assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff between 1994 and 1997, and he rejoined the Meyer, Suozzi firm in 1998.

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As stated in the firm's news release:

As a longtime advisor to New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio, Mr. Ickes serves on the Mayor-Elect’s transition committee.
Founded in 1960 by the late John F. English, over the course of fifty years, the firm has earned a reputation for integrity, creativity and professionalism and has set a standard of excellence in the practice of law.  With offices in Albany, Garden City, Manhattan and Washington, D.C., the firm provides legal advice in diverse practice areas to individuals, institutions and corporations.

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