Managing Director & Deputy General Counsel
Jake Herring has successfully tackled complex issues before city and state government on behalf of corporate clients, labor unions, and local government alike.
At the Parkside Group, he advises corporate and labor clients at both City Hall and the State Capitol, building upon more than ten years of advocacy work in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the firm, he served in senior capacities in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of State Legislative Affairs and in both the Finance & Member Services divisions of the New York City Council. In the de Blasio’s administration, he served as principal counsel for the city’s Albany lobbying office and as the principal state lobbyist for several city agencies, including the Department of Finance and the Law Department. He also oversaw the confirmation process for Mayoral appointments to a variety of state boards and authorities, including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the City University of New York.
Before joining the de Blasio administration, Jake practiced law and represented dozens of clients before city and government including market leaders in the social services, higher education, and healthcare sectors. His work included navigating the city’s land use approval process, securing millions of dollars in vital funding for non-profit organizations, and representing clients before agencies such as the Department of Consumer Affairs, Health Department, Mayor’s Office of Film, and the State Liquor Authority. He began his career as a Legislative Representative for the United Federation of Teachers and served as an aide to Senator Franz Leichter.
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