Mayor Lovely Warren has announced the city’s corporation counsel, T. Andrew Brown, submitted his resignation in order to return to private practice.
Brown’s last day will be July 10, at which point deputy corporation counsel Brian Curran will take over as interim corporation counsel, Warren stated.
In addition, the mayor said she intends to submit her appointment of Curran as the city’s permanent corporation counsel to City Council for approval.
“I want to thank Andrew Brown for his exemplary service to the Rochester community for the last year-and-a-half,” Warren stated. “He helped the city recover substantial amounts of uncollected revenue during his tenure, and has positioned the office to continue serving the city’s legal needs at a high level. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Brown assumed the position in 2014, shortly after Warren had been elected, and after the city determined his role as a lawyer in private practice would not interfere with his appointment to Warren’s administration.
In addition, Curran had previously been a City Councilmember, from 1994 to 2005, and Deputy Monroe County Executive from 1988 to 1991. He will bring 31 years of experience to the position. Curran currently prepares the city’s legislation for City Council action, advises city departments on a wide range of municipal law, and assists in the management of the Law Department.
Prior to returning to City Hall in 2014, to serve as Deputy Corporation Counsel, he had been legislative director and counsel for SEIU Local 200 United, and the New York State Public Employees Federation.