MIAMI, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi spoke today at a breakfast forum hosted by Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, a national law firm with offices in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.
Stroock partner and four-time New York Attorney General Robert Abrams conducted a one-on-one discussion with Attorney General Bondi, covering a wide array of priorities including Florida's challenge to the Obama administration healthcare law, human trafficking and cracking down on pill mills.
"It is clear from the first months of her tenure that Attorney General Bondi has quickly jumped into the fray and tackled many issues that are important to the citizens of Florida," said Mr. Abrams of Attorney General Bondi, who catapulted onto the political scene with a landslide victory in 2010, becoming Florida's first female Attorney General.
"It was a privilege to join former Attorney General Bob Abrams and so many judges and legal professionals to discuss matters of state and national importance, such as the health care lawsuit and pill mills," stated Attorney General Bondi, who is also the newly elected Chair of the Southern Region of the National Association of Attorneys General.
The Miami event was the fourth in a series hosted by Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP this year. The first two featured one-on-one questions and answers with Mr. Abrams and newly elected New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, then with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli; the third was a forum on public corruption. On November 2, Mr. Abrams will moderate a forum on the "Future of New York City" at Stroock's New York office at 180 Maiden Lane. That event will feature New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former New York City Comptroller and Democratic candidate for Mayor William Thompson.
Ron Kriss, the managing partner of Stroock's Florida office, opened the program and introduced Attorney General Bondi and Mr. Abrams. The event was sponsored by Stroock's Government Relations group, which is comprised of former prosecutors, judges, and government agency officials. The practice is led by Mr. Abrams, who also served as President of the National Association of Attorneys General, Executive Chair of New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's Transition Committee and honorary Co-Chair of Attorney General Schneiderman's Transition Committee.
SOURCE Stroock & Stroock & Lavan