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Post date: March 20 2015

A.G. Schneiderman Appoints New Head Of Harlem Regional Office

Assistant Attorney General Roberto Lebron To Lead Harlem Office

Schneiderman: Roberto Lebron’s Commitment To Equal Justice And Legal Excellence Will Be Even Greater Assets To Our Office In His New Leadership Role

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the appointment of Assistant Attorney General Roberto Lebron as Assistant Attorney General In Charge of the Harlem Regional Office. In his new role, AAGIC Lebron will oversee an office that serves a large constituency in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, covering issues from consumer frauds to public advocacy litigation.

“For the past 14 years, Roberto Lebron has served New Yorkers in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx with dedication, successfully defending the public interest in cases ranging from fraud against new immigrants to actions against tax scammers.” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “His strong commitment to legal excellence and equal justice for all will be an even greater asset to the people of our state in his new leadership role.”

“My years as Assistant Attorney General have been rewarded by many accomplishments in legal battles to defend hardworking New Yorkers from bad actors. I thank Attorney General Schneiderman for giving me the opportunity to continue to serve the constituency of the Harlem Regional office and bringing justice to a community with pressing needs of legal services." 

Roberto Lebron’s appointment follows the departure of former Assistant Attorney General Guy Mitchell, who was recently appointed as Criminal Court Judge in New York City. Lebron was appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Harlem Regional Office on February 13, 2015. He also served as Public Integrity Officer.

As Assistant Attorney General, Roberto Lebron investigated and prosecuted affirmative cases. Previously, Lebron worked as an enforcement litigation attorney with the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development. A former president of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, Lebron is a graduate of St. John's University School of Law.

The Harlem Regional office is located at 163 West 125th Street. The Regional Affairs Division is led by Executive Attorney General for Regional Offices Martin J. Mack. 

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