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Jonathan L. Bing

New York

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Jonathan L. Bing is a Principal in the New York City and Albany, New York, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is also Co-Leader of the firm's Government Relations Practice Group. 

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

  • City & State New York, Corporate Social Responsibility Award (2017)
  • 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
  • New York City Bar Association, Member of Committee on Restaurants and Hospitality

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • BRANCH (Building Regional Alliances to Nurture Child Health), Member of Board of Directors
  • The NewDEAL, Co-Chair of Champions’ Circle
  • Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Member of Education Task Force

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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November 2, 2018
Crain's New York Business

Jonathan Bing Comments on New York's New Sexual Harassment Laws

November 2, 2018

Jonathan Bing comments on new sexual harassment compliance mandates for New York and its impact on employers in "Employers in dark on complying with new harassment regulations," published by Crain's New York Business. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 30, 2018
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Jonathan Bing Comments on the "Disconnecting From Work" Bill

March 30, 2018

Jonathan Bing comments on a proposed New York City bill that would make it illegal for businesses to contact employees via email or instant message when employees are off work in "A New York City official wants to give workers the right to ignore after-hours emails," published by The Washington Post. Subscription may be... Read More

November 14, 2017

Jonathan Bing, Richard Greenberg, Daniel Jacobs and James Ansorge Author "Mayor Signs Law Adding Safe Time to NYC Earned Sick Time"

November 14, 2017

Jonathan Bing, Richard Greenberg, Daniel Jacobs and James Ansorge Author "Mayor Signs Law Adding Safe Time to NYC Earned Sick Time," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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November 5, 2018

What Employers Should Watch For in Election 2018

November 5, 2018

Election Day may result in significant changes in our country’s labor and employment landscape. This article discusses some issues employers should watch closely. Arbitration Congressional Democrats have proposed legislation intended to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling that employers do not violate the National Labor... Read More

October 30, 2018

Election 2018: Midterms’ Effect on Employment Law Issues and Advocacy

October 30, 2018

Voters will have the chance to determine the outcome of races for more than 6,000 legislative seats and 36 governorships, as well as weigh in on 160 or so statewide ballot measures, on Election Day, November 6, 2018. While the federal elections, including the battle for control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate,... Read More

October 23, 2018

New York City to Require Private Employers to Establish Lactation Rooms and Policies

October 23, 2018

Private employers in New York City will have to find space for a “lactation room” under legislation expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. On October 17, 2018, the New York City Council passed two pieces of legislation (Intro. 879-A and Intro. 905-A) that will require employers to accommodate nursing mothers by providing a... Read More

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Preparing for New York State and New York City’s New Sexual Harassment Prevention Mandates: What Employers Should Consider Now

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Localities and the Salary History Ban: Next Stop, Westchester County, New York
April 17, 2018

New York’s Westchester County is the latest locality to adopt legislation prohibiting employers from asking prior salary histories of a prospective employee. Read More