Lauren Grasso

Lauren Grasso

Lauren Grasso, JD

Chief Risk Officer, New York State Department of Tax and Finance
Albany, New York

Lauren Grasso was appointed Chief Risk Officer to lead our Office of Risk Management in January 2022.

Career background: Before joining us, she served in the Executive Chamber for about eight years, most recently as Director of Administrative Services, and before that as Assistant Counsel to the Governor, and as Chief Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Officer.

From 2008 to 2014, she was an Assistant District Attorney in the NYS Orange County District Attorney’s office, working mainly in the Appeals and Special Litigation Bureau. In that role, she argued numerous cases before the Appellate Division, Second Department, and once before the Court of Appeals.

Before attending law school, she worked as a research associate for a healthcare consulting and research firm in Washington, D.C., and in the office of then-Representative Benjamin L. Cardin (now U.S. Senator Cardin) of Maryland.

Education: She earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2007 and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2002.

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