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Government Relations

Organizations today must stay one step ahead of emerging federal, state, and local regulatory and legislative developments impacting their operations.

Overview

Our Government Relations Practice Group—comprised of highly-accomplished professionals with extensive lobbying and government relations expertise—advocates on behalf of associations and corporations in a wide range of industries at the executive, legislative and regulatory levels. We also work collaboratively with the firm’s various practice groups to ensure our clients have the latest information with respect to government proposals and other anticipated developments in Washington, D.C., as well as state, city, and municipal governments across the country.

Our bipartisan team of government relations attorneys and Directors provides sophisticated counsel informed by decades of experience working with government officials and legislators both in the context of prior government service and as trusted client representatives. We build upon our existing relationships to effectively communicate our clients’ positions to lawmakers and key officials in the executive branch in New York state, city and municipal governments. We also regularly file comments during rulemaking and represent clients in agency proceedings.  At the federal level, our various practice groups work with our Government Relations team to submit comments to regulatory agencies, including to the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. Our attorneys have also filed amicus curiae briefs to state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Clients from all types of industries, including health care, hospitality, energy, telecommunications, taxation, insurance, transportation, financial services, education, construction and entertainment, turn to us because of our track record of client service and excellence in this area of the law.  In addition to actively monitoring emerging developments at the federal, state and local level, we can assist clients with all of the following:

  • Articulating the client’s position to legislators and in the executive branch to clarify the issue and the importance to our client;
  • Ensuring the client’s views are considered during formal rulemakings by federal and New York state regulatory agencies;
  • Representing clients in various proceedings before New York state, city, and municipal government bodies;
  • Serving as a resource to decision-makers in federal and New York state agencies and legislatures; and
  • Advising on state budgeting processes and helping to expedite program-based appropriations on approved projects, as well as advising on the complexities of procurement law, particularly in New York State.

In all matters, we utilize our experience working closely with governmental and quasi-governmental entities to help bring about the best result for our clients.

Lobby Law Compliance

Our Lobby Law Compliance team helps to ensure that our clients—as well as our lawyers and lobbyists--are cognizant of the strident rules surrounding lobbying throughout New York State. With an increasingly complex and evolving set of compliance requirements, lobbying in today’s regulatory environment is anything but simple... Read More

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April 6, 2017

New York City Council Approves Legislation Limiting Prospective Employers’ Ability to Obtain and Use Salary History Information

April 6, 2017

The New York City Council has approved legislation prohibiting employers from inquiring about, relying upon, and verifying a job applicant’s salary history. Advocates of the legislation (Int. 1253-A), approved on April 5, maintain that it will contribute to gender pay equity and reduce the likelihood that women will be prejudiced... Read More

February 1, 2017

Trump Administration Issues Temporary Regulatory Freeze

February 1, 2017

Shortly after President Donald Trump was inaugurated into office, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus instructed federal agencies to temporarily freeze any pending regulations, a standard practice for incoming presidential administrations as they define their policy strategies. The directive includes pending regulatory plans... Read More

December 13, 2016

New York City Council Seeks Major Workplace Reforms for Fast Food, Retail Workers

December 13, 2016

The New York City Council has introduced six bills as part of a legislative package intended to reform scheduling and workplace practices for fast food and retail workers in New York City. The legislation, introduced on December 6, 2016, follows Mayor Bill de Blasio’s September announcement that his administration plans to... Read More

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April 11, 2017
SHRM

Jonathan Bing, Richard Greenberg, Daniel Jacobs, James Ansorge and Daisy Tomaselli Author "New York City Council Approves Legislation Limiting Salary History Questions"

April 11, 2017

Jonathan Bing, Richard Greenberg, Daniel Jacobs, James Ansorge and Daisy Tomaselli author "New York City Council Approves Legislation Limiting Salary History Questions," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 11, 2017
POLITICO

Bradford Hammock Discusses the OSHRC Possibly Becoming Defunct

April 11, 2017

Bradford Hammock discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission losing its quorum at the end of the month in "Today: Sessions on the border," published by POLITICO. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 20, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Bradford Hammock Named Office Managing Principal of Jackson Lewis’ Washington, D.C. Region Office

March 20, 2017

RESTON, VA (March 20, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Bradford T. Hammock has been named Washington, D.C. Region Office Managing Principal. Mr. Hammock succeeds John M. Remy, who led the office since 2007 and has chosen to step down to focus his energy on... Read More

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