Topics covered included gifts, entertainment, and favors when dealing with public servants; dealing with public servants with dual positions, or those who misuse their positions; managing “revolving door” employment; and handling endorsements from governments. New York City’s conflicts of interest law was used as an example of how these issues may be regulated in particular jurisdictions.
Claude M. Millman Quoted in "Department Of Youth And Community Development Public Contract Hearings Lack Public Engagement," New York Nonprofit Media
All of the contract information could be made available online, said Claude Millman, a partner at Kostelanetz and Fink, who represents government contractors, including nonprofits, doing business with New York City and state, and a former director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services.
“If I decided I wanted to tell everyone about a proposed contract I could post it on Facebook, link to the contract, and allow online commenting I would read out at the hearing,” he said. “If you regularly make (the contracts) unavailable, you’re going to depress public interest in the hearings themselves.”
Claude M. Millman quoted in "As City Proceeds with Two Charter Revision Commissions, a Cautionary Tale from Los Angeles", Gotham Gazette
“It’s hard to get the public engaged in a discussion about the city’s charter,” said Claude Millman, who served as a commissioner during the 2001 New York City charter revision commission and who was the executive director for the city’s 1999 commission. “It’s even harder to keep the public involved when charter revision is diffused over two, separate commissions."
Claude Millman Discussed New York City Government Procurement System With Delegation From China’s National Government Offices Administration
On August 21, 2017, Claude Millman spoke at K&F’s New York office to a 21-member delegation from China’s National Government Offices Administration about the New York City government procurement system. The delegates were directors from the Administration’s central and local agencies learning about government procurement regulations and practices in the United States in connection with China’s review of standards for government procurement. The delegation was led by Tao Xueliang, the Director General of the Administration’s Department of Policy and Regulations. One of K&F’s paralegals, Tim Wang, prepared a PowerPoint for the delegation, with a Mandarin translation.
By Claude M. Millman
New York Nonprofit Media
November 2016 Edition
New York City’s Vendor Information Exchange System (VENDEX) is an annoyance for organizations dependent on city funding. While it’s tempting to treat VENDEX compliance as clerical, it warrants attention from top executives. Perfect VENDEX compliance can be difficult, and complacency can lead to the filing of false data.
Claude Millman Presented "Trade Tips - Navigating through Operations to Create a Successful Nonprofit" on a Panel at the 2nd Annual Nonprofit OpCon
On June 09, 2016, Claude Millman presented, "Trade Tips - Navigating through Operations to Create a Successful Nonprofit," on a Panel at the 2nd Annual Nonprofit OpCon at Baruch College.
Managing operations are crucial to ensure that nonprofits carry out their mission through their assigned programs; having the sufficient resources to achieve successful results. This session will focused on the following: Maintaining good Governance between Management and Board; maximizing both Government and private Funding through effective cost reporting and effective fundraising campaigns, utilizing volunteers effectively in both program and administrative functions, cultivate and maintain good working relationships with policymakers, evaluate competition, and adhere to budget vs actual revenue and expense levels. The panel answered questions from participants on key management issues.
Claude M. Millman Spoke on a Panel at New York City's 22nd Annual Citywide Seminar on Ethics in City Government
On May 17, Claude Millman spoke on a panel at New York City’s 22nd Annual Citywide Seminar on Ethics in City Government. The seminar was hosted by the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board and New York Law School. The panel, entitled “Two Men Exit the Room,” addressed the recent prosecutions of New York legislative leaders Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos and proposals to improve government ethics in Albany.
Claude M. Millman Quoted in The New York Times Article, "Harold Ickes, Mentor to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Builds Lobbying Victories"
Claude Millman was quoted in an article that addressed the government procurement implications of union wage-related grants for New York City government contractors in an article in the New York Times called "Harold Ickes, Mentor to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Builds Lobbying Victories," on March 20, 2016.