18 Facts About Eric Schneiderman


Eric Tradd Schneiderman was born on December 31,1954 and is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 65th Attorney General of New York from 2011 until his resignation in May 2018.


In May 2018, Eric Schneiderman resigned his position as Attorney General after The New Yorker reported that four women had accused him of physical abuse.


Eric Schneiderman was born to a Jewish family in New York City, the son of Abigail Heyward and Irwin Eric Schneiderman, a lawyer.


Eric Schneiderman graduated from the Trinity School in New York City in 1972 and Amherst College in 1977.


Eric Schneiderman earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1982.


Eric Schneiderman served as a judicial clerk for two years within the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and subsequently joined the international law firm Kirkpatrick and Lockhart LLP, where he became a partner.


Eric Schneiderman was elected to represent the 31st district in the New York State Senate.

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Eric Schneiderman won re-election in 2000, in 2002,2004,2006, and 2008.


Eric Schneiderman was the chief sponsor of the Rockefeller Drug Law reforms, which were passed and signed into law in 2009.


Eric Schneiderman was the Democratic Party nominee for New York Attorney General.


Eric Schneiderman denied being involved in a hit-and-run automobile accident in July 2010.


Eric Schneiderman defeated Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and three other candidates in the Democratic primary on September 14,2010.


Eric Schneiderman defeated Republican nominee and Richmond County District Attorney Dan Donovan in the general election and took office on January 1,2011.


Eric Schneiderman was instrumental in pushing for a tougher fraud settlement with large banks over illegal foreclosure practices.


In November 2015, Eric Schneiderman issued cease-and-desist letters to daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel, accusing the companies of operating a gambling enterprise that is illegal under New York law.


On May 7,2018, Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow reported in The New Yorker that Eric Schneiderman had physically abused at least four women during his tenure as Attorney General.


The women said that Eric Schneiderman had choked, hit or violently slapped them, all without their consent.


In 2019, Eric Schneiderman had completed a class on becoming a meditation teacher.