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Anti-Bloomie Lawyer Did Giuliani Time

Who is Mastro’s master?


Mayor Bloomberg’s allies say it’s no coincidence that the man leading the legal campaign to block the City Council from extending term limits is Randy Mastro, a longtime Rudy Giuliani loyalist. If Mastro succeeds in derailing Bloomberg’s plan for another four years, he’d embarrass the mayor. Taking Bloomberg down a peg could only help Giuliani, who’s positioning himself to mount a comeback by seeking to unseat David Paterson in 2010. “Mastro is the Luca Brasi of this operation,” jokes a veteran political operative. But the former deputy mayor denies it. “I am doing this out of principle,” Mastro, a lawyer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, says of his firm’s pro bono work on behalf of Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum and other Democratic officials. “It has nothing to do with anyone I worked for in the past.”

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