Adams picks Bay Ridge man to be his chief lawyer
For a history buff like Andrew Gounardes, working inside Borough Hall is a dream come true.
“It’s a great building. It was originally Brooklyn’s City Hall, so there’s a lot of history there,” Gounardes, the new counsel to Borough President Eric Adams, told the Brooklyn Eagle.
Gounardes knows a lot about the borough’s past. He is president of the Bay Ridge Historical Society. He said he is proud of that, given that he was born and raised in the community.
As counsel to the borough president, Gounardes, who started his new job on Monday, will handle all legal matters for Adams, everything from providing legal analysis to reviewing contracts and licensing agreements. Gounardes is also the head of the borough president’s policy unit, leading a team of four staff members in developing policy initiatives for Adams.