Mayor Andre Sayegh appointed Aymen Aboushi to serve as the city’s corporation counsel on Friday afternoon.
Aboushi will begin working for the city on March 15.
“Aymen comes prepared to handle the challenges in Paterson, and I am optimistic that he has the skills and qualifications necessary to get the job done,” said Sayegh in a press release.
Aboushi specializes in commercial and employment law, according to Sayegh. He is a graduate of the Fordham Law School. He is a partner in the Aboushi Law Firm. His firm has sued Paterson in the past for police misconduct.
Previously, Aboushi served as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, according to Sayegh.
Aymen is replacing former law director Farrah Irving, who resigned earlier in the month. Irving’s last day was today.
Sayegh has had three corporation counsels in less than three years.
Aboushi will have to be confirmed by the City Council at a later date.
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