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Lisa M. Marrello

Office Managing Principal
Albany

P 518-512-8700
F 518-242-7730
Lisa.Marrello@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Lisa M. Marrello is the Managing Principal for the Albany, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is also Co-Leader of the firm's Government Relations Practice Group. Ms. Marrello provides legislative strategy and regulatory counsel before government agencies on issues spanning healthcare, higher education and the professions, financial services, transit and transportation, racing & gaming, and economic development initiatives.

Ms. Marrello is an experienced government relations attorney and skilled lobbyist. She has been a resolute advocate for her clients on matters dealing with all aspects of legislative policy, budgetary analysis, appropriations funding, procurement, and administrative and regulatory guidance. Drawing on her experience over a 20-year career of legal and legislative practice, Ms. Marrello has gained the confidence of clients who rely on her successes in government policy, process and advocacy. Ms. Marrello brings to the table a clear understanding of the politics, issues, and the laws surrounding them in order to educate key policymakers, lend credibility to her client’s position and attain their advocacy goals.

Ms. Marrello maintains professional contacts with federal, state and local government officials, having served in both New York State and New York City government. Prior to her years in private practice, she served as assistant legislative representative for the City of New York, Mayor’s Office under former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. Ms. Marrello began her career with the New York State Assembly as chief of staff and counsel to the chairman of the Standing Committee on Housing, where she negotiated housing policy on behalf of the chairman.
 

Honors and Recognitions

  • City & State NY, "The 2018 Albany Power 100" List (2018)
  • City & State NY, "Above & Beyond" Award for Outstanding Women in Law & Lobbying (2018)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Albany Law School Government Law Center, Member, Racing and Gaming Committee
  • Italian American Bar Association
  • M&T Bank, Directors Advisory Council, Albany/Hudson Valley Regions
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Technology Enterprise Corporation, Member, Board of Directors

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • The Community Hospice Foundation Board of Trustees

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Strategic Lobbying Can Make a Sizable Difference, No Matter the Size of Your Business,” An Albany Business Review and Wilson Elser Seminar (Albany, NY, November 2015) (presenter)
  • “Women in Lodging Roundtable” New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association (Albany, NY, March 2015) (presenter)
  • “On-Line Gaming in New York” 2012 Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law (Saratoga Springs, NY, August 2012) (presenter)

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August 16, 2018
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Lisa Marrello and Kevin Bronner Author "New York Steps Closer to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use"

August 16, 2018

Lisa Marrello and Kevin Bronner author "New York Steps Closer to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 18, 2018
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Lisa Marrello and Kevin Bronner Discuss Implications of New York Legislature Approving Bereavement Leave Bill

July 18, 2018

Lisa Marrello and Kevin Bronner discuss implications of New York lawmakers approving a bill that would expand access to the current New York Paid Family Leave benefit to employees experiencing bereavement in "NY Could Join Tiny List of States Mandating Bereavement Leave," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription... Read More

May 22, 2018
City and State NY

Lisa Marrello is Spotlighted on Albany Power 100 List

May 22, 2018

Lisa Marrello is spotlighted as a legal standout in "The 2018 Albany Power 100" list, published by City & State NY.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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August 8, 2018

New York Steps Closer to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use with Creation of Drafting Workgroup

August 8, 2018

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is setting the stage to begin debate over the legalization of marijuana for recreational use during the 2019 Legislative Session. The current marijuana program, restricted to medical marijuana usage, was signed into law in 2014. On August 2, 2018, Governor Cuomo announced the creation of a workgroup to... Read More

July 13, 2018

New York Legislature Approves Paid Family Leave Expansion for Bereavement and Organ Tissue Donation

July 13, 2018

On the last day of the 2018 New York Legislative Session, lawmakers approved a measure that would expand access to the current New York Paid Family Leave benefit to employees experiencing bereavement due to the death of a family member. If the Governor signs the bill (S.8380-A (Funke)/A.10639-A (Morelle)), employees may start... Read More

June 5, 2018

The Wait is Over for Legalized Sports Gambling in New York

June 5, 2018

A provision in New York’s 2013 Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law authorizing casinos to take bets on sporting events had been held in suspension because of the federal ban on state-regulated sports wagering. Now, as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (... Read More

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