June 30, 2016 | 12:43am
By Joe Tacopino
|Maya Wiley and Bill de Blasio Photo: Getty Images; R. Umar Abbasi|
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s head lawyer is leaving her post at City Hall next month as the administration tries to navigate through multiple probes into its campaign fundraising.
Maya Wiley, who invented the controversial “agents of the city” designation for unpaid mayoral advisers, said Wednesday she is taking a job heading the Civilian Complaint Review Board and will also teach at The New School.
“It will raise eyebrows, and I regret that,” Wiley told the Wall Street Journal about her sudden departure.
“I feel very strongly this administration adhered to the law . . . and I’m confident there will be a resolution of these investigations on a rolling basis.”
Earlier this year, Wiley came under criticism for using the term “agents of the city” to describe several de Blasio advisers who City Hall believes are not subject to public-disclosure laws.
“In retrospect, the term came across in ways I didn’t intend for it to,” she told the Journal.
In a statement released Wednesday night, de Blasio thanked Wiley for her “dedicated service.”
“Maya is a compassionate and brilliant attorney, and she has been a strong asset to [my wife] Chirlane [McCray] and me since Day One,” the statement read.