Benito Romano Appointed to Special NYPD Legal Advisory Committee

April 17, 2006

Willkie partner Benito Romano appointed by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly to serve on the newly-created, four-member legal advisory committee to the New York City Police Department. 

Willkie partner Benito Romano was appointed by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly to serve on the newly-created, four-member legal advisory committee to the New York City Police Department.   The committee will provide the department with legal and policy advice on a host of issues, including policing demonstrations and intelligence gathering.   In the April 10 edition of the New York Law Journal, Commissioner Kelly stated that the committee will be “given access to whatever information is necessary for them to carry out this important work and will be meeting with me or our deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters Andrew Schaffer.”  Mr. Romano will be serving on the committee along with Lawrence Pedowitz of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; James Johnson of Debevoise & Plimpton; and Audrey Strauss of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.  Prior to his return to private practice, Mr. Romano served as United States Attorney, representing the United States in all criminal and civil court proceedings in the Southern District of New York.  He specializes in complex criminal and civil litigation in all phases leading to trial, including criminal and regulatory investigations.