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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

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April 16, 2018

New York State Budget Includes Optional Employer Payroll Tax as a Potential SALT Cap Work Around

April 16, 2018

As part of the FY 2019 NY State Budget, lawmakers recently enacted a program to potentially circumvent the recent Federal Tax Law change that imposes a $10,000 cap on the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT) for individuals who itemize their deductions. The potential workaround, called the Employer Compensation Expense Program (ECEP... Read More

April 11, 2018

New York City Council Passes Legislative Package Aimed at Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

April 11, 2018

The New York City Council passed a package of legislation on April 11, 2018, that will strengthen the City’s laws against harassment in the workplace. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming weeks. Most private employers in New York City will be required to conduct mandatory annual sexual... Read More

April 6, 2018

New York Legislature Passes Significant Changes to Laws Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

April 6, 2018

As part of the 2018-2019 New York State Budget, the Governor and the Legislature have agreed to legislation aimed at combating sexual harassment in the workplace (Part KK of S7507-C). The legislation, including the anti-sexual harassment provisions, has passed both the Senate and Assembly, and the Governor expects it to be signed ... Read More

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April 18, 2018
Law 360

Lisa Marrello Discusses the "Smart Growth" of Jackson Lewis' Lobbying Capabilities

April 18, 2018

Lisa Marrello comments on the growth of Jackson Lewis' lobbying capabilities in "Client Push Gets More Firms Into The Labor Lobbying Game," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 2, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Lisa M. Marrello Receives Above & Beyond Award for Outstanding Women in Law & Lobbying

April 2, 2018

ALBANY, NY (April 2, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principal Lisa M. Marrello has been selected to receive the Above & Beyond Award for Outstanding Women in Law & Lobbying by City & State. The award was presented at City & State’s Above & Beyond... Read More

March 30, 2018
The Washington Post

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

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