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Lisa M. Marrello


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Lisa M. Marrello is a Principal in 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 New York, "The 2018 Albany Power 100" List (2018)
  • City & State New York, "Above & Beyond" Award for Outstanding Women in Law & Lobbying (2018)
  • City & State New York, Law Power 50 (2019) (with Jonathan Bing)

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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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

August 16, 2018

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
Bloomberg BNA

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

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June 21, 2019

New York Expands Harassment Laws

June 21, 2019

Major changes to New York’s harassment laws were among the flurry of bills advanced and passed by the New York State Legislature in the final hours of its 2019 Legislative Session. Employers will face greater potential liability under bills passed on June 19 and 20 to lower the standard of review for sexual harassment cases (S.6577 [... Read More

June 3, 2019

New York Bill to Amend Deceptive Trade Practices Law May Encourage Lawsuits

June 3, 2019

The New York legislature is considering significantly expanding the state’s deceptive trade practices law to cover “unfair” and “abusive” practices and to raise the minimum amount recoverable for proving a claim from $50 to $2,000. In addition, the bill (S.2407 and A.679) would authorize class actions “to recover actual, statutory and/or... Read More

February 28, 2019

New York Labor Department No Longer Pursuing Call-In Pay Regulations

February 28, 2019

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is no longer pursuing regulations on “call-in pay,” or predictive scheduling, that would affect most New York employers. The regulations would have required employers, among other things, to provide call-in pay (ranging from two to four hours at the minimum wage) if: Employers do... Read More

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Localities and the Compensation History Ban: Next Stop Albany County
December 7, 2017

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has long supported measures related to pay equity. In 2015, he signed a pay equity law that prohibited an employee from being paid a lower wage on the basis on gender. Read More