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Claude Millman Again Named To City & State NY’s “Law Power 100”

Kostelanetz dubbed “a go-to representative for contractors with New York City and state”

NEW YORK (March 20, 2023) — Kostelanetz LLP partner Claude M. Millman has been recognized by City & State NY’s “Law Power 100” list for a fourth year in a row. City & State NY also dubbed Kostelanetz as “a go-to representative for contractors” doing business with New York City and State.

According to City & State NY, the “Law Power 100 recognizes the most influential legal professionals in the world of New York politics and government.  The list features high-profile elected officials, powerful prosecutors, high-ranking appointees, partners at prominent firms, defense attorneys, public defenders, legal scholars and others in the profession who advise or oversee governmental bodies, advocate for policy changes or argue cases before our highest courts.”

City & State NY writes of Mr. Millman, “Since he joined Kostelanetz LLP over a decade ago, Claude M. Millman has established the law firm as a go-to representative for contractors with New York City and state government agencies and offices. Millman, who previously oversaw environmental and racketeering cases as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York’s Southern District and was a partner at Proskauer, also was a deputy commissioner of the Business Integrity Commission and led the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services.”

Indeed, Mr. Millman has led the government procurement and contracting and complex commercial civil litigation practices at Kostelanetz for 12 years. He was Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Contracts Services and New York City’s Chief Procurement Officer.  He is also a former Executive Director and Commissioner of the New York City Charter Revision Commission. Mr. Millman has been practicing government contracting and procurement law for twenty-five years, and he has been representing New York City and State government contractors for over two decades.

While most government procurement lawyers focus on federal contracts, Kostelanetz has developed a niche in New York City and State procurement, recognizing that the annual contracting budgets of the city and state are over $43 billion and $235 billion, respectively, and that, collectively, their agencies engage in well over 200,000 contract transactions per year. To promote its clients’ success and legal strategy, Kostelanetz often refers them to lobbying firms and works closely with the lobbyists that they retain.

As a result, Mr. Millman has worked with or for many of the other recognized professionals on both the “Law Power 100” list and City & State NY’s “New York City Power 100” list.

Click here for the City & State NY 2023 “Law Power 100” list.