Jim Malatras is the Legislative Director to Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky (D-Westchester), Chairman of the Corporations, Authorities, and Commission Committee. Jim is finishing his Ph.D. in political science at the State University of New York at Albany with a focus on law and social movements. Jim has worked for the New York State Attorney General and is an active community member, sitting on the Board of Directors for Albany Pro Musica as well as being a member of Temple Beth Emeth. His accomplishments include: participating in the successful negotiations of the State's first comprehensive public authorities reform law of 2005, writing the State's eminent domain notification law in 2004, writing a law to help students have access to emergency asthma treatment in 2005, and predominately drafting the Assemblyman's constitutional reform package which can be found at www.nyforconstitutionalchange.org. Recently, Jim wrote Assemblyman Brodsky's Eminent Domain Ombudsman Act and the comprehensive Eminent Domain Reform Act of 2005 and will continue to push for its enactment into law. In 2006 year Jim authored and fought for many important laws including a law to encourage screening for breast cancer and a comprehensive Internet security package which includes the first in the nation law to fight "modem hijacking."