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Charles G. Moerdler

Charles G. Moerdler
Recommended by:Governor
Date Appointed: December 7, 2010
Term Expires: June 30, 2016
Board Committees:Chair: Bridges and Tunnels; Member: Audit, Finance, Safety, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, New York City Transit/MTA Bus.

Charles G. Moerdler is a partner in the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. He has been with the firm since 1967 and is chair of its Litigation Department. He was formerly chair of the Executive Committee.

He has been on the editorial board of the New York Law Journal since 1986.

Mr. Moerdler began his law career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, serving as an associate from 1956-64.

At the New York Post Company, he served as general counsel from 1988-93 and as director from 1988-92. He served as chairman of the board of Bank Austria-Creditanstalt USA from 2000-01.

Active in public service, he served as a member of the New York City Housing Development Corp. since 1997, member of the New York City Board of Collective Bargaining since 2000; member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department from 1998-2004, 2006-2008, and since 2009; member and now vice chairman of the Committee on Character and Fitness of Applicants to the Bar of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department, since 1977.

Among his past affiliations, he served as a member of the Dormitory Authority of New York State from March 2010 through June 2012; was chairman, vice chairman, or commissioner of the New York Insurance Fund (1978-95); commissioner of Housing and Buildings, City of New York from (1966-67); member of the Mayor's Committee on Judiciary (1994-2001), member, NYC Air Pollution Control Board (1966-67); and consultant to the Mayor on Housing, Urban Development and Real Estate (1967-73).

Mr. Moerdler's civic activities include service as a trustee of St. Barnabas Hospital since 1986, trustee of Long Island University (1985-91), and member of the advisory board to the School of International Affairs at Columbia University (1976-79), and chair of Bronx Community Board 8, then as chair of its land use committee since 1980.

He was born in Paris, France, and is a Holocaust survivor.

He is a resident of the Bronx.

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