Mark F. Glaser

Mark F. Glaser

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Mark F. Glaser focuses his practice on legislative issues, governmental ethics and compliance, procurement practices, competitive bidding requirements, public finance, and manufactured housing. Mark's practice also includes work in connection with racing and gaming law and regulation. Previously, he served as Counsel to the Majority of the New York State Assembly, acting as legal advisor to five Speakers of the Assembly as well as other members of the Assembly's leadership. He was a key negotiator on numerous issues, including budget/appropriations, public finance, energy, telecommunications, health care reform, banking and public authorities. As chief ethics counsel for the Assembly, Mark advised Members of the Assembly and Assembly staff and was a principal draftsman of the 1987 Ethics in Government Act. He also was responsible for the Assembly's compliance with the Freedom of Information Law and has been involved in myriad election and campaign matters. Mark is a frequent lecturer on lobbying laws, ethics and related compliance matters.

In 2013, Mark was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to be a Commissioner of the New York State Commission on Uniform Laws. Mark serves as a member of the Advisory Council of the Government Law Center of the Albany Law School. Mark is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Concentrations

  • Governmental affairs
  • Governmental ethics, lobbying laws, campaign finance and freedom of information
  • Governmental procurement law
  • Manufactured and modular housing
  • Racing and gaming law
  • Global energy and infrastructure
  • Climate change
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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Government Relations Law Firm of the Year," 2014
  • Past Co-Chair, Brandeis-Baruch Society
  • Member, Albany Law School's Government Law Center, Advisory Council
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Albany Law School, 1976
  • B.A., cum laude, State University of New York College at Cortland, 1973
Admissions
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York