Attorney General’s Nominee to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government

Attorney General James nominated Ava Ayers to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government on Monday, January 23rd, 2022.  Members of the public have seven days to submit comments on the nominee using the form below. Following that period, the nominee will be presented to the Independent Review Committee of New York's law school deans for review and approval or denial to serve on the Commission.

Ava Ayers has been an educator at Albany Law School since 2016, and spent five years as the Director of the school’s Government Law Center. Previously, Ayers served as Senior Assistant Solicitor General for the Office of the New York state Attorney General. After graduating law school, Ayers served as a law clerk for Justice Sonia Sotomayor, then a Judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and later for Judge Gerard Lynch, then a Judge with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.