Brown & Weinraub is pleased to announce recent additions to its team of professionals.

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Consistent with our ongoing efforts to expand and enrich services to our growing and increasingly diverse client base, Brown & Weinraub is pleased to announce recent additions to its team of professionals.

Kemp Hannon, who served as a member of the NYS Senate for 29 years, including 23 as Chair of the NYS Senate Standing Committee on Health, offers clients unmatched knowledge of the development of programs and funding formulas, and familiarity with advocacy initiatives impacting all major policy debates. An attorney and self-described policy wonk, Hannon played a pivotal role in health care financing, programs to increase access to health care and development of the State’s early childhood and long-term care infrastructure. He is well known to the firm’s numerous health care and other clients.

Howard Glaser has three decades of experience as a senior executive in the state and federal governments, and in the private sector.   He holds an appointment as a Grove Leader in the Grove Fellowship program at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute of Hunter College, after previously serving as Theodore Kheel Fellow for Transportation Policy.  Glaser will serve as a strategic advisor to Brown & Weinraub’s varied client base.

Patrick Lespinasse joins the firm following a more than 10-year career with Verizon Communications where he served as Director of Government and External Affairs responsible for representing the interests of the company on a broad range of public policy, legislative, regulatory and corporate responsibility matters across New York State. Following several years as a Legislative Aide in the Assembly to Thomas P. DiNapoli, Lespinasse served in the Office of the New York State Comptroller assisting with various transition-related projects. Lespinasse has participated in various highly regarded academic and international educational programs that have taken him to Ghana, South Africa, Israel and the Philippines.

Jonathan Federman most recently served as Special Counsel to the Office of Majority Counsel in the New York State Senate, focusing on Economic Development and Gaming & Racing. His additional work in government includes roles as Assistant Counsel to Governor and confidential law clerk at the NYS Court of Appeals. Federman also brings to the firm over a decade of private sector governmental relations experience specializing in health care and long-term care.

James Curran was First Assistant Counsel to the Office of Majority Counsel in the New York State Senate, overseeing a staff of 20 attorneys advising and drafting legislation on all issues. He managed legislation necessary to enact the budget and negotiated major pieces of legislation in the areas of Labor, Civil Service, Education, Corporations, and Real Property Tax.

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