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Lobby Law Compliance

Overview

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. At the same time, organizations or their employees may be engaged in lobbying activity every day and may face penalties, both financial and reputational, by inadvertently doing so.  Our Lobby Law Compliance group’s vast knowledge of New York state and municipal lobby laws and regulations guides clients through intricate lobbying registration and reporting requirements so that their lobbying activities are both effective and lawful. 

Our Lobby Law Compliance attorneys have experience counseling lobbying firms, businesses, associations and other entities on the entire range of New York State, New York City and municipal lobbying matters, including the following:

  • Advising on what is and is not considered lobbying, and guiding clients through the lobbying registration process when necessary;
  • Tracking and communicating changes in lobbying laws at the state and local level;
  • Helping clients develop policies and procedures to maximize compliance with respect to registration, procurement and other activity, including applicable reporting requirements;
  • Counseling on lobbying best practices, including how to track information, hosting events, and other interactions with government officials;
  • Conducting internal audits to minimize the risk of a violation if the client’s lobbying activity were to be examined in a state or city audit;
  • Representing clients during audits, investigations or civil penalty hearings; and
  • Serving as in-house lobby law counsel.

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September 6, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Expands Government Relations Capabilities in New York; Adds Health Law and Transactions, Lobby Law Compliance Groups

September 6, 2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (September 6, 2016) As announced in July, Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, has expanded its existing workplace law capabilities with the addition of a group of New York State government relations and health care attorneys formerly with Wilson Elser.  In the firm’s... Read More