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John Amodeo, Legislative Director

John Amodeo is Deputy Counsel at the New York State Office of the Attorney General where he shares responsibility for OAG's legislative agenda and previously served as the agency's Chief Ethics Officer. Prior to joining OAG, Mr. Amodeo served as Chief Counsel to the New York State Senate's Committee on Codes. In 2007 and 2008, he served as Counsel to the New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform, and prior to that served for several years as Assistant Deputy Counsel for Criminal Justice for the Office of Court Administration. During his tenure with OCA, Mr. Amodeo served as Counsel to the Chief Administrative Judge’s Advisory Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure, Co-Counsel to the Chief Judge's Commission on the Future of Indigent Defense Services and Co-Counsel to the Chief Judge's Task Force on the Future of Probation in New York State.  Prior to joining OCA, Mr. Amodeo served for four years as Associate Counsel to the New York State Assembly's Committee on Codes. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Amodeo served as Law Secretary to Judge Harold B. Beeler in the NYC Criminal Court and the Special Narcotics Part of State Supreme Court. Mr. Amodeo began his legal career as a Staff Attorney with the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan. He is a cum laude graduate of the New England School of Law in Boston, MA.

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