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We are a leading edge Government Relations & Strategic Consulting law firm, representing a broad spectrum of business interests established and/or seeking to expand in New York. Our clients range from Fortune 500 to start-up enterprises, from large health care systems to neighborhood clinics, and from industry pillars to disruptors.

Alternative Energy


Diversity and Economic Opportunity

New York's Cannabis Marketplace

Sports and Entertainment

Representing clients concerning legislative, regulatory and admin matters before the state legislature, executive branch including the office of the state attorney general and state comptroller.

Delivering a comprehensive business development solution for your firm from aligning your strategic objectives with the State to tactical decisions to penetrate the State market.

We help clients connect with individuals, organizations and entities with shared interests, creating a groundswell of support or opposition to influence public policy. Strategic alliances that amplify messages can make the difference in achieving desired outcomes.

Our knowledge of the needs of our clients helps us make value added introductions resulting in mutually beneficial business relationships. B2B activities complement B2G strategies helping achieve results for all clients involved and improving government functions.

Client Focus

Our client Tableau routinely holds special events to help government users of its software maximize the benefits for the state and New Yorkers.

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What's New

Alex Betke Offers Insights on Federal Funding Opportunities

March 29, 2022

Alex Betke, who has extensive experience securing federal grant funding for clients, recently offered his insights into the return of earmarks, funded for the first time in more than a decade as part of the Federal FY23 budget. Safeguards have been put in place to prevent scandals associated with earmarks in the past and the grants are now call Community Projects Funding. Some Members of Congress have begun to accept applications for funding in the FFY24 budget. https://empirereportnewyork.com/community-projects-funding-round-2-federal-money-for-local-projects/

Ron Greenberg Interview with Dave DeWalt

March 15, 2022

Ron Greenberg recently interviewed former FireEye and McAfee CEO and NightDragon Managing Director, Dave DeWalt about the need for governments to strengthen their cybersecurity protections. Among DeWalt's comments: "We are living in the highest threat environment in history. In 2021, we saw an unprecedented number of ransomware attacks, averaging about 4,000 a day. These attacks targeted hospitals, schools, food, and fuel suppliers and more. Within state and local organizations, we are seeing a ransomware attack every 33 seconds, on average. Some of these attackers are given safe harbor in countries like Russia, China, and other places around the world where there will not be any law enforcement response." https://empirereportnewyork.com/state-and-local-organizations-under-attack-from-cyber-criminals/

Cannabis Webinar Recording Available

March 21, 2022

City & State has made available a recording of the webinar Establishing A Successful Cannabis Marketplace: Best Practices for A Collaborative Approach. The discussion among BrownWeinraub clients METRC and Nabis, as well as the head of the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association was moderated by Emily Whalen. https://www.cityandstateny.com/feature/Establishing-A-Successful-Cannabis-Marketplace/