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New York Advocacy Association Position Papers

On April 27, 2011, the New York Advocacy Association (NYAA) testified at a hearing before the New York City Lobbying Commission.   The hearing focused on issues surrounding lobbying firms.  At the hearing, the NYAA raised several new issues for the Commission to consider.  Here is a

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New York Advocacy Association Testifies at New York City Lobbying Commission Hearing

At this morning’s New York City Lobbying Commission Hearing, Cozen O’Connor Member Ken Fisher testified on behalf of the New York Advocacy Association (NYAA).  The hearing focused on the differences between the City lobbying scheme and the State lobbying scheme.  Below

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JCRC to Host Seminar on Redistricting

Our friends at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York are hosting a seminar this spring on the redistricting process in New York.  The seminar, entitled "The Redistricting Puzzle: Working within the Legal Framework and Changing Demographic Realities," is split up into two sessions.   Both sessions will

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Ken Fisher Interviewed by NY1 about New York City’s Lobbying Laws

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Member Ken Fisher was interviewed by NY1 about the effect of the lobbying laws put into place by Mayor Bloomberg and the New York City Council in 2006.  Ken said that "what [lobbyists] do object to is

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Howard Schweitzer Speaks at Capital Roundtable Masterclass on Dodd-Frank

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Principal Howard Schweitzer was a panelist at Capital Roundtable’s Masterclass, “Private Equity Investing in Regional & Community Banks — How Investors Can Thrive From the Surge in Consolidations.”  Howard spoke on

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What to Watch: Public Advocate Bill de Blasio talks Mayor Bloomberg, Wal-Mart on CityWide

On this month’s episode of CityWide with Ken Fisher, Ken will be joined by New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.  This will be de Blasio’s second appearance on the program. Before becoming Public Advocate, de Blasio represented District 39 on the

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“Rebirth” Premieres at Sundance Film Festival

Shortly after September 11th, 2001, filmmaker Jim Whitaker began working on a project that would serve as a living testament to honor 9/11 victims and hereos.  His documentary, “Rebirth,” focuses on the lives of those deeply affected by the tragedy. Five individuals, each

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What to Watch: Ken Fisher interviews Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer on CUNY-TV’s CityWide

 A new episode of CityWide with Ken Fisher will air on CUNY-TV (cable channel 75 in New York City) on Wednesday, January 19.  CityWide is a dynamic talk show for New Yorkers who care deeply about their city.  Continuing this season’s

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