Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce the firm was recognized in the City & State 2021 New York State’s Top 50 Lobbyist list for the second year in a row.
The New York State Top 50 Lobbyists list is made up of the 50 lobbying firms with the highest compensation and influence in the state in 2020, as reported to the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics. City & State, a media organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy, produced the list based on what the state defines as lobbying compensation – excluding income for other services, such as communications and campaign consulting.
“We are proud to be recognized among the Top 50 lobbyists firms in New York State, especially after such a challenging year. The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, including lobbying, which is based on relationships and communication.” said Amy J. Kellogg, partner and leader of Harter Secrest & Emery’s Government Affairs practice group. “We persevered and figured out how to be successful in the new normal and as a result, our clients saw great successes.”
The firm’s Government Affairs team advocates for the introduction of bills, tracks the progress of proposed legislation and regulations, and lobbies to secure or modify legislation and administrative action on behalf of clients. In addition, they advise on the availability of, and access to, a variety of government funding mechanisms and other programs, and work with clients to ensure the strictest compliance with all applicable laws.