The current members of the Commission and their terms of office are listed above.
There are 11 members of the Commission on Judicial Conduct. Each serves a renewable four-year term. Four members are appointed by the Governor, three by the Chief Judge, and one each by the Speaker of the Assembly, the Minority Leader of the Assembly, the Temporary President of the Senate (Majority Leader) and the Minority Leader of the Senate.
Of the four members appointed by the Governor, one shall be a judge, one shall be a member of the New York State bar but not a judge, and two shall not be members of the bar, judges or retired judges. Of the three members appointed by the Chief Judge, one shall be a justice of the Appellate Division, one shall be a judge of a court other than the Court of Appeals or Appellate Division, and one shall be a justice of a town or village court. None of the four members appointed by the legislative leaders shall be judges or retired judges.
The Commission elects a Chair and a Vice Chair from among its members for renewable two-year terms, and appoints an Administrator who shall be a member of the New York State bar who is not a judge or retired judge. The Administrator appoints and directs the agency staff. The Commission also has a Clerk who plays no role in the investigation or litigation of complaints but assists the Commission in its consideration of formal charges, preparation of determinations and related matters.
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Appointing Authority: Former Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
First Appointed: 2008
Expiration of Term: 3/31/2024
Joseph W. Belluck, Esq., Chair of the Commission, graduated magna cum laude from the SUNY-Buffalo School of Law in 1994, where he served as Articles Editor of the Buffalo Law Review and where he is an adjunct lecturer on mass torts. He is a partner in the Manhattan law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP, which focuses on asbestos and serious injury litigation.
Mr. Belluck previously served as counsel to the New York State Attorney General, representing the State of New York in its litigation against the tobacco industry, as a judicial law clerk for Justice Lloyd Doggett of the Texas Supreme Court, as staff attorney for Public Citizen in Washington, D.C., and as Director of Attorney Services for Trial Lawyers Care, an organization dedicated to providing free legal assistance to victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Mr. Belluck has lectured frequently on asbestos, product liability, tort law and tobacco control policy. He is an active member of several bar associations, including the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and was a recipient of the New York State Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Award. He is also a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees, Chair of the New York State Cannabis Advisory Board, and sits on the board of several not-for-profit organizations.
Appointing Authority: Chief Judge Rowan D. Wilson
First Appointed: 2023
Expiration of Term: 3/31/2026
Honorable Anil C. Singh is a graduate of Lawrence University and the Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C. In 2013, he was elected to the Supreme Court and in 2017 he was appointed to the Appellate Division, First Department. He served as a Judge of the New York City Civil Court from 2003 to 2013. Prior to his judicial career Justice Singh worked as a principal court attorney to the Hon. Alice Schlesinger. Before joining the Commission, Justice Singh had served on the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics.
Appointing Authority: Assembly Minority Leader William A. Barclay
First Appointed: 2021
Expiration of Term: 3/31/2025
Graham B. Seiter, Esq., is a graduate of Saint Lawrence University and Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. Seiter is an attorney in private practice with an office in Oswego County. His law practice includes family law, criminal defense, real estate, estate planning and business formation. He has also served as the Town Attorney to the Town of Richland, New York, since 2019. Mr. Seiter began his career with the law firm Caraccioli & Associates, PLLC. He is currently the president of the Oswego County Bar Association.
Appointing Authority: Chief Judge Janet DiFiore
First Appointed: 2021
Honorable Fernando M. Camacho is a graduate of Columbia College and Fordham University School of Law. He previously served as judge of the New York City Criminal Court from 1997 to 2008 and as Administrative Judge for Criminal Matters, 11th Judicial District from 2008 to 2012. Justice Camacho was appointed to the Court of Claims in 2009 and has served as an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, Suffolk County, since 2013. Justice Camacho began his career in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he served from 1985 until 1995 when he left to work in private practice.
First Appointed: 2013
Expiration of Term: 3/31/2023
Jodie Corngold graduated from Swarthmore College. In her professional life she was responsible for all print and website communications for several nonprofit organizations, including a synagogue and a college preparatory school in Brooklyn. She is a board member of two nonprofit literary organizations and sits on several committees of the Brooklyn Public Library. Ms. Corngold is a marathon runner and is engaged in a variety of activities associated with her alma mater.
First Appointed: 2017
Expiration of Term: 3/31/2025
Honorable John A. Falk is a graduate of LeMoyne College and the University of Dayton School of Law. He is a partner with the firm Faraci Lange, LLP, in Rochester, where he focuses on personal injury litigation. He previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Monroe County prosecuting violent felony offenses. He has served as a Justice of the Brighton Town Court since 2008. Justice Falk is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association, the Genesee Valley Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Magistrates Association, and the Monroe County Magistrates Association. He has been a lecturer for the Monroe County Bar Association and the Monroe Community College Police Academy and is active in the greater Rochester community, having served on such boards as the Western New York Chapter of the American Liver Foundation, the Town of Brighton Planning Board and the Parks and Recreation Citizens’ Advisory Committee.
Appointing Authority: Senate President Pro Tem Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Taa Grays, Esq., Vice Chair of the Commission, is a graduate of Harvard University, cum laude, and Georgetown University Law Center. She is Vice President & Associate General Counsel for Information Governance at MetLife, Inc., having served in other senior positions at MetLife since 2003. Prior to MetLife, she previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx from 1997 - 2003. Ms. Grays is the Secretary of the New York State Bar Association, is on the New York Law Journal Board of Editors and has served as President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the Network of Bar Leaders and the Association of Black Women. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her leadership in bar and diversity endeavors.
Appointing Authority: Governor Kathy Hochul
First Appointed: 2018
Expiration of Term: 3/31/2026
Honorable Robert J. Miller is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the Georgetown University Law Center. In 2007, he was elected to the Supreme Court, Second Judicial District, and in 2010 he was appointed to the Appellate Division, Second Department. Prior to his judicial career Justice Miller was a partner in several law firms, including Reed Smith and Parker Duryee Rosoff & Haft. Justice Miller is a frequent lecturer at a variety of Continuing Legal Education programs and has long been active in various civic and bar associations endeavors. Justice Miller is the Chair of the New York State Ethics Commission and is a member of the New York State-Federal Judicial Council.
Appointing Authority: Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Marvin Ray Raskin, Esq., is a graduate of New York Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the law school publication Equitas. He has maintained a private practice in the Bronx since 1977 and has an office in Yorktown Heights. Mr. Raskin previously served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx. He has been a member of the Bronx County Bar Association for over 40 years, was elected president in 1994, and since 1996 has been Chair of its Criminal Courts Committee. Mr. Raskin served on the New York City Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, 2007-2017, under Mayors Bloomberg and DiBlasio. He is presently the Vice-Chair of the Central Screening Committee, Assigned Counsel Plan, for the Appellate Division, First Department. Among his professional awards are the New York County Lawyers Pro Bono Award for free legal services rendered to the Courts and the Public, The New York Law Journal award for Attorney's Who Lead by Example, and the President's Award for Extraordinary Service by the Bronx County Bar Association. Mr. Raskin regularly lectures on criminal law and procedure and legal ethics in the metropolitan area and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York.
Appointing Authority: Former Senate Minority Leader John J. Flanagan
First Appointed: 2020
Expiration of Term: 2024
Ronald J. Rosenberg, Esq., is a graduate of Hofstra University and St. John’s University School of Law. He is a senior partner with the Garden City firm of Rosenberg Calica & Birney LLP. His practice includes commercial, business, real estate, land use and municipal litigations and transactions and business entity formation and litigation. Mr. Rosenberg began his career as an associate with a Manhattan law firm and later started his own firm, the Law Offices of Ronald J. Rosenberg. He previously served as Chair of the Banking Committee and as a member of the Judiciary Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1979. He has also been appointed by various Supreme Court Justices to serve as a Special Referee, Referee, and Receiver. Mr. Rosenberg is a featured columnist in the Long Island Business News and has appeared on television as a legal commentator on various news shows including “Good Day, New York.”
First Appointed: 2016
Akosua Garcia Yeboah received her B.A. from the State University of New York at New Paltz and holds a Master of Science degree in Urban Planning and Environmental Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a former Senior Information Technology Project Manager for the City of Albany. She previously worked for the IBM Corporation as a Systems Engineer and I.T. Consultant. Ms. Yeboah is a former member of the Attorney Grievance Committee of the Appellate Division, Third Department. She also served as a member of the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Ms. Yeboah served two terms on the Albany Citizen’s Police Review Board as a Board member and as Secretary of the Board. She was also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the New York State Office of the Advocate for Persons with Disabilities.