“Welcome to the Office of the Counsel to the Mayor. It is a privilege to serve as Counsel to the Mayor and it is my job to ensure that City Hall is serving the City in a manner that makes all New Yorkers proud. Inspired by the Mayor’s commitment to make New York City the fairest big city in America, my team is committed to creating a level playing field for all New Yorkers.”
- Kapil Longani, Counsel to the Mayor
The Counsel to the Mayor advises the Mayor on legal matters involving City Hall and the executive staff, as well as provide counsel to the Mayor on legal aspects of policy and administrative matters. Counsel’s team is also responsible for developing and advancing policy proposals by coordinating efforts across multiple mayoral offices and agencies. The Counsel to the Mayor also serves as the Mayor’s liaison to the Conflict of Interest Board, the Mayor’s Judiciary Committee, and General Counsel at City agencies. Visit the staff page for more information about Counsel’s diverse team of dedicated attorneys and public servants.