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Jonathan L. Bing

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New York City

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F 212-972-3213


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)
  • City & State New York, Law Power 50 (2019) (with Lisa Marrello)
  • 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
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Member of Board of Directors
  • New York City Bar Association, Member of Committee on Restaurants and Hospitality

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • 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

  • "New Sexual Harassment Laws and How They Affect Your Business," Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (New York, NY, March 2019) (panelist)
  • “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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May 13, 2019
City and State NY

Lisa Marrello and Jonathan Bing Spotlighted on the "2019 Law Power 50" List

May 13, 2019

Lisa Marrello and Jonathan Bing are spotlighted on the "2019 Law Power 50" list, highlighting the most powerful people in New York politics working in law, published by City and State NY. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 20, 2019
Bloomberg Law

Jonathan Bing Comments on Implications of Legislation Banning Cashless Transactions

March 20, 2019

Jonathan Bing comments on the implications of cities banning stores and services requiring cashless transactions in "Amazon Go Stores Added to San Francisco Cashless Ban," published by Bloomberg Law. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

February 15, 2019
Bloomberg Law

Jonathan Bing Comments on Implications of Cities and States Looking to Bar Point-of-Sale Cash Bans

February 15, 2019

Jonathan Bing comments on the implications of business bans on cash transactions with laws prohibiting such practices as discriminatory in "Don’t Say No to Cash, Cities Tell Plastic-Only Businesses," published by Bloomberg Law. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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July 10, 2019

New York Governor Signs Bills Aimed at Combating Salary Inequality

July 10, 2019

New York’s equal pay law prohibiting wage differentials based on protected class status was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 10, 2019. The new equal pay law will be effective on October 8, 2019. The Governor also signed into law a bar on employers inquiring about job applicants’ past salary history. The salary history law... Read More

June 26, 2019

New York Legislature Passes Significant Changes to Liquor License Laws

June 26, 2019

The New York State Legislature has passed two bills in the waning days of the 2019 Legislative Session that will affect the liquor licensing process statewide. One bill would impose a posting requirement on applications for renewal. The other bill would require applicants to provide notice to certain entities. The governor has not... Read More

June 25, 2019

New York City to Prohibit Retaliation for Requesting Reasonable Accommodation

June 25, 2019

On June 13, 2019, the New York City Council passed Intro 799 to prohibit retaliation against individuals who make a request for a reasonable accommodation under any applicable provision of chapter 1 of the New York City Human Rights Law. The bill awaits Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature. The Mayor is expected to sign it. The bill takes... 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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New York Adopts Laws Aimed at Combating Salary Inequality and Race Discrimination
June 24, 2019

In the final days of its 2019 Session, the New York State Legislature passed three bills that, respectively, will bar employers from inquiring about applicants’ past salary history, prohibit wage differentials based on protected class status, and ban race discrimination based on an employee’s hair or hairstyle. Governor Andrew M. Read More

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