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Court of Appeals clerk retiring

Andrew Klein, clerk of the state Court of Appeals, is retiring as of today.

Klein announced in June he would retire at the end of the summer. He is being replaced by Deputy Clerk John P. Asiello, a Corning native who received his bachelor’s degree with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harpur College, State University at Binghamton in 1974 and earned a law degree in 1977 from Cornell Law School.

Asiello was admitted to the bar in 1978. From 1977 to 1981, he worked as a staff attorney in the clerk’s office of the Court of Appeals. Between 1981 and 1985, he was in private practice as an associate at Bouck, Holloway, Kiernan and Casey in Albany, returning in 1985 to the Court of Appeals where he has served in serveral positions including chief motion clerk, assistant consultation clerk, consultation clerk and deputy clerk.

He and his wife Carol live in Latham. They have two children.