WASHINGTON, D.C.— Christopher Staszak, former vice president of corporate communications for Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the companies hardest hit by the 9-11 terror attacks on New York, has joined Bracewell & Giuliani, the crisis management and corporate counseling firm established by former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Staszak will serve in the government relations, strategic communications, election and ethics law practices of the firm.
Scott Segal, partner and co-head of the government relations, advocacy and strategy section of the firm, says Staszak’s “unique combination of government service and private sector expertise makes him a real asset.”
Most recently, Staszak served as an assistant counsel to the governor of New York, where he was a member of the team that provided legal advice to Governor Pataki. Previously, he was a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence E. Kahn. He began his career in public service as an aide to U.S. Senator Alfonse M. D’Amato, for whom he worked as deputy press secretary, New York press secretary and campaign spokesman. He also served as press secretary of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
In the private sector, Staszak served as vice president of corporate communications for Cantor Fitzgerald and eSpeed, aglobal financial services and marketplace technology firm headquartered in Manhattan. At Cantor, he was the spokesman for the company on all matters involving the media, including litigation, acquisitions and strategic partnerships. He also managed the communications campaign surrounding eSpeed’s initial public offering.