Lobbying Laws and Regulations

Office of the City Clerk, NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) and the
New York Advocacy Association

The program will cover the current amnesty programs announced by the New York City Clerk and the NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics, as well as recent amendments to the New York City and New York State lobbying rules. Speakers will include officials from the City Clerk’s office and from JCOPE, and experienced private lobbyists. The program will concentrate on the differing requirements of the State and City lobbying laws, how to determine whether to register as a lobbyist, and how to stay in compliance with the State and City laws.


WHEN Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


New York Law School

185 West Broadway (between Worth and Leonard Streets)


3.0 Transitional and Nontransitional CLE Credits

2.0 Professional Practice CLE credits and 1.0 Ethics and Professionalism CLE credits


$120 registration fee


8:30am-9:00am: Registration



Anthony W. Crowell, Dean, New York Law School

Office of the City Clerk

Panel One: NYC Lobbying: Overview including a focus on the Amended Rules and Amnesty Program


Michael McSweeney, City Clerk, and Clerk of the CouncilModerator

Jaime Chirichella, Deputy Counsel

Jessica Fiorillo, Training and Outreach Coordinator


NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE)

Panel Two: NYS Lobbying: Discussion of recent guidance, the Amnesty Program and differences between State and City Lobbying requirements


Carol Quinn, Associate Counsel

Leah Ramos, Associate Counsel

Christina Wiesnet, Deputy Director of Lobbying Compliance

11:00am – 11:50am:

New York Advocacy Association

Panel Three: To Register, Or Not To Register?  That Is The Question


Howard S. Weiss, Partner, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLP

Sid Davidoff, Senior Partner, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLP

Arthur Goldstein, Partner, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLP

Kenneth K. Fisher, Member, Cozen O’Connor



Seats will only be held for those who have made full payments. Online payments of the fee may be made via PayPal. Visa and MasterCard payments can also be made over the phone at 212.431.2855. Checks should be made payable to “New York Law School” and mailed to:

Lillian Valle-Santiago
Center for New York City
Law New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2921.

Request for refund must be submitted by April 11, 2016 to lvalle@nyls.edu.

New York Law School students and faculty: A number of comped spots are available for current, active NYLS students and faculty members. If you would like to attend this program, please e-mail Lillian.Valle-Santiago@nyls.edu to make arrangements.

CLE financial aid assistance is available. Application for financial aid assistance must be received no later than three weeks prior to a course offering. To view the New York Law School financial aid policies for CLE events, please visit http://www.nyls.edu/alumni-and-giving/lifetime-learning/cle/cle-tuition-assistance-2/.

Need more information? Require special accommodations? Contact coordinator Lillian Valle-Santiago at 212.431.2855 or Lillian.Valle-Santiago@nyls.edu.

New York Law School has been certified by the New York State Board of Continuing Legal Education as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. This program is approved for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.