He served as spokesperson for former New York Governors Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson. Cockfield moved to Edelman from his chief of staff perch for New York State Senate Minority Leader David Sampson. He was previously Albany bureau chief for Newsday.
The PR firmís connection to the Lanza family is via Adamís father, Peter, who is VP-taxes in General Electricís financial services unit. GE is an Edelman client.
Peter retrieved his sonís body from Connecticutís medical examinerís office on Dec. 27. Adam also killed his mother, Nancy. She was divorced from Peter.