Search form

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

The Team

See All
Showing 1-8 of 25
Advanced Filtering
All A-Z
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
See All
Showing 1-8 of 25

See All Webinars

Archived

Watch Now

New York’s New Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and Training Requirements – Are You Ready?

September 27, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Watch Now

Archived

Watch Now

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

April 25, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Watch Now

Archived

Watch Now

Pay Equity is “Comp”licated: New Laws, New Reporting, & How to Protect your Organization

April 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Watch Now

See AllPublications

Advanced Filtering
Showing 1-3 of 56
Newest
Most Read
October 15, 2018

New York City Bill to Give Commercial Tenants More Power Over Lease Renewals Will Get Hearing

October 15, 2018

A bill to amend New York City law to establish conditions and requirements for commercial lease renewals with the aim of preserving small businesses will have its first hearing in the City Council since 2009 on October 22, 2018. If adopted, the “Small Business Jobs Survival Act” (SBJSA) would amend the administrative code of New York... Read More

October 4, 2018

New York Law Requires Human Trafficking Informational Cards in Hotels, Considering Employee Training

October 4, 2018

All hotels in New York with at least five rooms will be required to post human trafficking “informational cards” throughout each hotel’s premises beginning October 14, 2018. The new statute (Ch. 190 of 2018) affords a hotel three options in selecting the “informational card” it will use: Create its own “informational card”;... Read More

September 4, 2018

Proposed New York City Legislation Aims to Reduce Incidents of Late Payments to City Contractors

September 4, 2018

A bill to amend New York City’s contracting process to improve the promptness of city agency payments to contractors has been introduced in the New York City Council. The bill’s sponsors introduced the measure following a news report on the city’s history of late payments to some social service vendors. Inform, Report Intro 1067... Read More

Showing 1-3 of 56

See AllIn the News

Showing 1-3 of 58
Newest
Most Read
October 3, 2018
Bloomberg Law

Michelle Phillips Discusses States With #MeToo Inspired Laws

October 3, 2018

 Michelle Phillips discusses the implications of states that have enacted #MeToo-related laws affecting public and private employers in "States Take Up #MeToo Mantle in Year After Weinstein," published by Bloomberg Law. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 16, 2018
SHRM

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

August 9, 2018
City and State NY

Kevin Bronner is Spotlighted on "The 2018 Albany 40 Under 40" List

August 9, 2018

Kevin Bronner is spotlighted on "The 2018 Albany 40 Under 40" list published by City and State NY. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

Showing 1-3 of 58