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Andrew Brunsden

Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs & General Counsel

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Andrew Brunsden has extensive experience in the law of government, oversight, and investigations with a focus on public integrity, ethics, and operational matters. Before his current role, Mr. Brunsden was Special Counsel to the DOI Commissioner and Inspector General. He joined DOI in 2013 as the first Inspector General for the City Board of Elections and later served as Inspector General for several investigative units that provide oversight of various City agencies. In these roles, he supervised public corruption investigations, developed new investigative units and initiatives, and advised executives and staff on legal and policy matters. Mr. Brunsden has helped lead a number of significant DOI investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions or public reports of findings and recommendations, including reports on the NYPD response to the George Floyd protests, the City’s program to upgrade 911 call-taking technology, and the Board of Elections.

Prior to joining DOI, Mr. Brunsden practiced criminal, regulatory, and civil litigation and investigations at the law firm Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. He previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He graduated with a J.D. from UCLA School of Law, a Masters in Philosophy and Anthropology from the University of St. Andrews, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Brunsden is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, where he teaches courses on public corruption law and advanced legal methods