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    04.30.15 A.G. Schneiderman, NYC Corporation Counsel Carter Partner With Premier Law School Clinics Aiding Tech Entrepreneurs
     Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy (BLIP) Clinic

    Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York City Corporation Counsel Zachery Carter announced today that they have joined forces with two premier technology clinics, the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic, operated out of The Brooklyn Law School, and the Tech Startup Clinic, operated out of The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University as well as Fordham University School of Law’s Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP).

    The collaboration aims to provide a regular venue for interaction between government and technology start-ups, which often have trouble navigating the complex legal and regulatory regimes in New York City and State. This collaborative effort is further intended to offer government regulatory and enforcement agencies and academia insights into trends and needs in this rapidly-growing sector of New York’s economy.

    “New technology companies bring with them extraordinary economic and social benefits to many New York communities– and we want to encourage that,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “By collaborating with these three premier programs and providing guidance on how to navigate rules and regulations that protect the public, we can help tech entrepreneurs put down roots in New York more easily. This collaboration will allow tech startups a way to engage government and enable those of us in government to understand how emerging technologies may pose challenges to our regulatory structures.”

    BLIP clinic founder and director Jonathan Askin told the New York Law Journal that by reaching out to the law schools, "the attorney general is ensuring that New York is a haven for tech innovators, while still promoting the best public policy and the broadest public good. Too often, governments' attitude has been to say, 'No, your venture violates the law.' The New York attorney general is taking a harder look at our often archaic analog laws and is working to determine which laws make sense and which laws no longer make sense for the digital age."

    Read full press release from Attorney General Schneiderman.