Governor Cuomo Announces Appointment of David Arroyo to JCOPE

For Immediate Release: May 23, 2013

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the appointment of David Arroyo to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE). Mr. Arroyo will be filling the seat that was vacated by Janet DiFiore.

JCOPE is an independent ethics and lobbying regulator with oversight that includes State legislators, candidates for the Legislature, and legislative employees, as well as the four statewide elected officials, candidates for those offices, executive branch state employees, certain political party chairs, and lobbyists and their clients. The Commission provides information, education, and advice regarding current ethics and lobbying laws, and promotes compliance with these laws through required disclosure filings, audits, investigations, and enforcement proceedings.

“David is highly-respected for his legal acumen and for his service with Latino Justice PRLDEF,” said Governor Cuomo. “His experience and perspective will be great assets for the Commission as it moves forward with its mission providing guidance, training, and oversight to public officials under the ethics rules of our State. I thank David for his willingness to serve.” David Arroyo is senior vice president, legal affairs at Scripps Networks Interactive, where he manages litigation, intellectual property, programming, real estate, and other commercial matters involving the company's cable television and broadband media businesses.

Before joining Scripps, David practiced as a trial lawyer at a global law firm, and early in his career he clerked for a federal judge. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Duke University. While at the Law School, he served as an Associate and Contributing Editor of the Michigan Law Review.

He previously served as the chairman of Latino Justice PRLDEF.

Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel of Latino Justice PRLDEF said: “We applaud the Governor’s appointment today of David Arroyo to the Joint Commission on Public Ethics because in Mr. Arroyo the Governor has found a dedicated community resident whose commitment to the betterment of New York is clear. As a former chair of the Latino Justice PRLDEF Board of Directors, David worked assiduously to ensure that our public interest organization met the highest standards of quality and impact. His involvement in matters affecting the breadth and diversity of our courts, the challenges faced by the law school pipeline, and the need to raise support for this public charity were instrumental. I trust he will bring the same dedication and commitment to the challenges facing the Joint Commission.”

Daniel J. Horwitz, Chair Joint Commission on Public Ethics said: "The Joint Commission welcomes Mr. Arroyo, acknowledges his impressive credentials, and looks forward to working with him as a member of the Commission."


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