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‘Go-To Lawyer for Government Contractors’ Claude Millman Named to ‘Fifty Over 50’ List by City & State

NEW YORK (January 29, 2024) — Kostelanetz partner Claude Millman has been selected to City & State’s Fifty Over 50 list honoring “the contributions and legacies of fifty venerable New Yorkers,” according to City & State. The awards are also sponsored by AARP NY.

Describing Claude as “a go-to lawyer for government contractors,” City & State said of Claude’s professional accomplishments:

“Few people understand New York’s arcane public procurement laws like Claude Millman does. A former assistant U.S. attorney, New York City chief procurement officer and head of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, Millman is a litigator and a go-to lawyer for government contractors. Millman, who has been at Kostelanetz LLP since 2011, says he’s particularly proud of a 2023 case in which he helped a nonprofit client continue caring for 139 foster children whose lives would otherwise have been devastatingly disrupted. Overall, he attributes his successful career to two things: ‘Hard work and restless nights.’”

According to City & State, the Fifty Over 50 awards “honor leaders who have broken barriers, set the stage for future generations, helped create the New York we know and love, and serve as an inspiration to anyone who wants to make a difference in the state.” The awards were presented at an event the evening of January 29, 2024. City & State refers to itself as “a New York-based media organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy.”

Claude leads the government procurement and contracting and complex commercial civil litigation practices at Kostelanetz. For over two decades, Claude has represented government contractors doing business with New York City and State government agencies and authorities, advised government officials and former government officials on ethics issues, litigated matters against the City, State, and federal government, and handled complex commercial litigation and investigations, including high-profile disputes and controversies. For four years in a row, City & State has also named Claude to its prestigious “Law Power 100” list, which “recognizes the most influential legal professionals in the world of New York politics and government.” He has been recognized by Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation and by New York Super Lawyers for Business Litigation. He is also a senior fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.