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Jonathan L. Bing

Principal
New York

P 212-545-4006
F 212-972-3213
Jonathan.Bing@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Jonathan L. Bing is a Principal in the New York City and Albany, New York, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Bing represents clients in a broad range of advocacy including advancing legislation in the New York State Legislature and New York City Council; securing funding from State and City budgets for non-profit organizations; advising on cutting through the “red tape” of government, and defending clients against investigations by the New York State Department of Financial Services and Attorney General. Representative clients include the publisher of the most successful video game of all time, the trade association for the Broadway theatre industry, and several nonprofits including the largest provider of services for domestic violence victims in New York City; the pioneer of the consumer directed personal assistant home care worker industry in New York, and the organization which created the first senior center in the nation dedicated to technology.

Mr. Bing also handles hospitality matters for clients ranging from national hotel and restaurant chains to local eateries and bars. He appears on liquor licensing and related matters before community boards, city agencies, and New York State Liquor Authority hearing officers and commissioners. 

Prior to Jackson Lewis, Mr. Bing served at the request of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as the Special Deputy Superintendent in charge of the New York Liquidation Bureau, managing approximately 75 insolvent insurance companies with more than $3 billion in assets, a budget of $60 million, and 2,500 legal matters handled by outside counsel and a 20-member legal department. Before the NYLB, Mr. Bing was elected to five terms representing the East Side of Manhattan in the New York State Assembly, where he authored 85 bills that passed the Assembly, 35 of which also passed the Senate and were signed into law, including laws which expanded the statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims made by 9/11 rescue, recovery and clean-up workers; the no-fault divorce law; and, the adoption of the UPMIFA statute that allowed cultural and higher education institutions more flexibility with their endowments. After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Mr. Bing was chosen to organize more than 250 attorneys as the New York Coordinator of the FEMA/American Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Services program, which provided free, comprehensive legal assistance to nearly 1,000 New Yorkers affected by the terrorist attacks. Subsequent to law school, Mr. Bing served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota and as a labor and employment associate at an international law firm.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy, Hall of Heroes (2013)
  • Hunter College, Presidential Medal (2008)
  • Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT), Champion of Children & Families Award (2014)
  • Metropolitan New York Library Council, Outstanding Leadership Award (2010)
  • New York University School of Law, Recent Graduate Award (2005)
  • Women’s Bar Association of New York, Leadership Award (2011)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member of Standing Committee on Gun Violence
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Association for a Better New York, Member of Steering Committee
  • Citizens Crime Commission of NYC, Member of Lawyers Council
  • International Association of Insurance Receivers, First Vice President
  • New York City Bar Association, Member of Committee on Restaurants and Hospitality
  • New York State Bar Association, Member of Committee on State Legislative Policy

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • BRANCH (Building Regional Alliances to Nurture Child Health), Member of Board of Directors

Published Works

  • “Protecting the Mentally Retarded from Capital Punishment: State Efforts Since Penry and Recommendations for the Future,” 22 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 59 (1996) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “International Standard Setting and Resolution Policy,” International Association of Insurance Receivers (Austin, TX, February 2017) (moderator)
  • “Employment Issues in Insurance Insolvencies,” International Association of Insurance Receivers (Miami, FL, December 2016) (moderator)
  • “Lobbying 101: Having a Voice in New York City, Albany and Washington, DC,” New York City Bar Association (New York, NY, May 2016) (panelist)
  • “Lobbying 101: What Really Happens at the Intersection of Law and Politics and Why Your Clients Should Care,” American Bar Association Business Law Section (Montreal, QC, Canada, April 2016) (moderator and panelist)
  • “Shadowboxing with Government: Legislative and Executive Branch Considerations,” International Association of Insurance Receivers (IAIR) (Amelia Island, FL, February 2016) (moderator and panelist)
  • “Is Your IP and Customer Data Protected from Hackers?” New York County Lawyers Association (New York, NY, September 2015)  (panelist)
  • “Disaster and Emergency Planning for the Nonprofit Organization: Preparing for and Responding to the Zombie Apocalypse,” American Bar Association Business Law Section (Chicago, IL, September 2015) (panelist) 
  • “The Latest Cybersecurity Initiatives: Regulation, Legislation, Enforcement and Investigations” American Conference Institute (New York, NY, July 2015) (panelist) 
  • “Transitioning from Mentee to Supervisor: Partner Responsibilities under the Rules of Professional Conduct,” American Bar Association National Institute for New Partners (Washington, DC, April 2015) (panelist)
  • “Hello to the FIO: Federal Involvement in State-regulated Insurance in the Dodd-Frank Era,” American Bar Association Business Law Section (Washington, DC, November 2014) (moderator and panelist)
  • “The Politics of Receivership,” National Conference of Insurance Guarantee Funds (NCIGF) (Louisville, KY, May 2014) (presenter)
  • “Scandal Scarred: Managing Your Clients Through a Political or Government Scandal,” American Bar Association Business Law Section (Los Angeles, CA, April 2014) (panelist)

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October 11, 2017
City and State NY

Jonathan Bing Recognized in "CSR Awards: Labor & Law"

October 11, 2017

Jonathan Bing is spotlighted in "CSR Awards: Labor & Law" for his outstanding accomplishments in the field of social responsibility, published by City and State NY. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

September 6, 2017
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Jonathan Bing Comments on New York's Salary History Inquiry Ban

September 6, 2017

Jonathan Bing comments on New York hedge funds facing new hiring hurdles as a local anti-discrimination law stops employers from asking for current salaries in "Secret salaries: New York hedge funds face recruitment shake-up," published by HFM Compliance. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

June 29, 2017
Crain's New York Business

Jonathan Bing Discusses New York State's Legislative Process

June 29, 2017

Jonathan Bing discusses details of the New York State legislative process in "How the sausage gets made in Albany [in 5 steps]," published by Crain's New York Business. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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New York City Council Expands Earned Sick Time Law to Include Safe Time

October 18, 2017

New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (also known as the Paid Sick Leave Law) will require employers to allow employees to use paid time off for “Safe Time” under an amendment (Int. 1313-A) passed by the New York City Council on October 17, 2017. Under the revised law (the “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act”), employers will be required to... Read More

October 13, 2017

NYC Issues Additional Guidance on Upcoming Salary Inquiry Prohibitions

October 13, 2017

Effective October 31, 2017, New York City employers generally may not inquire about or rely upon a job applicant’s salary history in making employment decisions. The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) previously released an Employer Fact Sheet and a Job Applicant Fact Sheet to assist employers and employees with... Read More

September 29, 2017

NYC Issues Guidance on Upcoming Salary Inquiry Prohibitions

September 29, 2017

Effective October 31, 2017, New York City employers generally may not inquire about or rely upon a job applicant’s salary history in making employment decisions. The New York City Commission on Human Rights has released an Employer Fact Sheet and a Job Applicant Fact Sheet to assist employers and employees with understanding the law... Read More

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