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Mark Davies

New York City Conflicts of Interest Board
Executive Director
New York, NY, USA


Mark Davies has served as Executive Director of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, the ethics board for the City of New York, since 1994. He previously served as Executive Director of the New York State Temporary State Commission on Local Government Ethics, the sole state agency charged with interpreting Article 18 of the General Municipal Law and implementing the financial disclosure provisions of that law, and as a Deputy Counsel to the New York State Commission on Government Integrity. Prior to that, he was a full-time law professor and a private practitioner, specializing in municipal law and litigation. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School, he is the co-chair of the Government Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Municipal Law Section and a member of the Section’s Executive Committee, Chair of the Municipal Ethics Subcommittee of the New York State Bar Association President’s Task Force on Ethics, co-chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of State and Local Government Law, and an Adviser to the American Law Institute’s Project on Public Integrity. He also serves on the board of directors of Global Integrity and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches New York Practice. He has lectured extensively on ethics and has authored numerous publications, including chapters for Ethics, Lawyers and the Public Sector (ABA 2008), Ethics and Law Enforcement: Toward Global Guidelines (Praeger 2000), and Ethics in Government – The Public Trust: A Two-Way Street (NYSBA 2002). He is also the lead author of New York Civil Appellate Practice (West 2d ed. 2008).
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