Asim Rehman, whose expertise within the public sector features a stint as normal counsel for the federal government watchdog for the New York Metropolis Police Division, was acknowledged as town’s chief administrative regulation choose on July 6 in a proper swearing-in ceremony.
Rehman, who’s each the primary Muslim-American and particular person of South Asian descent to be named commissioner of the Workplace of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) and its chief administrative choose, formally took workplace in March. The ceremonial swearing-in was held 4 months later so the historic nature of Rehman’s appointment to the submit could possibly be highlighted, an OATH spokesperson stated.
“As we have been coming into the brand new administration in the course of the interval of transition and fascinated about who to search out to guide this extremely necessary company, it was clear that we actually wanted somebody with particular skills as a result of OATH is an company that’s so huge in scope that I believe it’s one which I believe most New Yorkers don’t truly totally comprehend how a lot they really do,” stated Brendan McGuire, chief counsel to Mayor Eric Adams and Metropolis Corridor, in remarks in the course of the ceremony.
Adams swore in Rehman on the ceremony, which was attended by representatives of the South Asian Bar Affiliation of New York, the Asian American Bar Affiliation of New York and the Muslim Bar Affiliation of New York.
Additionally in attendance have been former Company Counsel James Johnson and Decide Carolyn Walker-Diallo, Administrative Decide of New York Metropolis’s civil courts.
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