Susan G. Rosenthal
Vice President and General Counsel
Susan G. Rosenthal, is Vice President and General Counsel of the
Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
("RIOC"). Ms. Rosenthal is responsible for
providing legal advice to the
President/Chief Financial Officer, as well
as to the Chairperson and members of the
Board of Directors in connection with the
actions of the Corporation including the
analysis and interpretation of applicable
laws, and litigation involving the
responsibilities, Ms. Rosenthal also
negotiates contracts and settlement
agreements on the Corporation's behalf;
drafts proposed resolutions, rules and
regulations for promulgation by the Board;
and conferring with the Office of the
Attorney General, Inspector General, and
other executive level government officials.
Ms. Rosenthal is the former General Counsel
to the New York State Department of
Agriculture and Markets, where, for three
years, she managed Counsel's Office,
including a penalty unit that assesses and
enforces penalties under New York State
Agriculture and Markets Law.
During her tenure there, Ms.
Rosenthal developed and coordinated a
legislative program, and rules and
regulations; she provided legal advice and
representation to the Department's officers;
and also served as the Chief Ethics Officer
to the Department.
Prior to working for New York State,
Ms. Rosenthal spent a career in private
practice as a business and bankruptcy
She is a former partner at Sheppard
Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP; Brown Raysman
Millstein Felder & Steiner, LLP; and Winick
& Rich, P.C.
Ms. Rosenthal has published several
articles in the
York Law Journal and
Equipment Leasing Today; and has served
as a Lecturer at Equipment Leasing and
Finance Association's annual conventions, to
over 200 in house and outside counsel on hot
topics in finance.
She received her Juris Doctor from
the New York University School of Law and
she is admitted to practice in New York
State courts, Federal Courts for the
Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts,
the United States Court of Appeals for the
Second, Third, and Eleventh Circuits, as
well as the United States Supreme Court.
Vice President of Operations
Haynes is the
Vice President of Operations of the
Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC).
He is responsible for the oversight of the
Island's day-to-day functions as well as
management of the Corporation's various
administrative and operational departments.
In addition, his role is to ensure that the
corporation's operations and core
functions effectively serve the needs of
Roosevelt Island residents and other
stakeholders, while complying with
applicable laws and regulations.
Mr. Haynes previously served as Chief
Operating Officer at the Housing Authority
of DeKalb County in Georgia,
where he oversaw
all agency operations, strategic and operational
initiatives as well as the executive
management team. Under his leadership he was
able to transform underperforming
departments into high performing based on
measurable key performance indicators and
compliance audits. He received a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Sociology from Hampton