Litigation Bureau

The Litigation Bureaus (one in New York City and one in Albany) represent the State, its officers and agencies in state and federal courts in actions involving almost every substantive area of the law. The Bureaus protect the public interest by defending constitutional challenges to state statutes, regulations, policies and practices and by bringing actions to enforce state laws and regulations.

The Bureaus' major clients include the Departments of State, Health, Taxation and Finance, Insurance, Civil Service, Education, Corrections and Community Supervision, Banking, Motor Vehicles, Housing and Community Renewal, as well as the Offices of Mental Health, People with Developmental Disabilities, Children and Family Services and Temporary and Disability Assistance, the State's major educational institutions, the State Police and the State judiciary.