Jacqueline P. Flug was appointed General Counsel and Vice President of RIOC in December of 2016. Prior to her tenure, Ms. Flug was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as General Counsel to the New York State Liquor Authority in 2012. As General Counsel, Ms. Flug oversaw all licensing and regulatory matters for retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers of alcoholic beverages in New York State. Ms. Flug is an expert regarding internet sales of alcoholic beverages.
Prior to her tenure with the Authority, Ms. Flug served in the Office of the Mayor as the Administrator for the Assigned Counsel Plan for the Appellate Division First Department, a program that provides private counsel for indigent criminal defendants. Ms. Flug began her legal career in 2001 as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County where she prosecuted violent felonies and vehicular homicides.
Ms. Flug served as the President of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York from 2016 to 2017 and the President of the Bronx Women’s Bar Association from 2007 to 2008. She also serves on the Judicial Hearing Officer Screening Committee for the Appellate Division, Second Department and the Central Screening Committee for the Appellate Division, First Department. Ms. Flug proudly served as a coach for Bronx Middle School I.S. 145 in the Thurgood Marshall Junior High School Mock Trial Competition and served on the Board of the National Organization for Women – NYC. Ms. Flug received her Juris Doctor cum laude from New York Law School where she served as Executive Topics Editor of the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights. Ms. Flug received a B.A. in American Studies from SUNY Geneseo.