State Committee Members


New York State Judicial Screening Committees

State Capitol
Room 210
Albany, New York 12224
(518) 474-1310



Douglas Dunham, Chair
Partner, Dechert LLP

Robert Cohen
Founding Partner, Cohen Clair Lans Greifer & Simpson LLP

Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin (Ret.)
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird LLP

Henry M. Greenberg
Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Daniel J. Horwitz
Partner, McLaughlin & Stern LLP

Hon. Barbara Howe (Ret.)
Retired, 8th Judicial District, Erie County Surrogate’s Court

Hon. Jeffrey Lebowitz (Ret.)
Counsel, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP

Benedict Morelli
Founder & Partner, The Morelli Law Firm

Gabriel M. Nugent, Esq.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Syracuse University

Hon. Rosalyn Richter (Ret.)
Appellate Division, NYS Supreme Court, First Department

Hon. George A. Yanthis (Ret.)
Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court-SDNY