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Harold N. Iselin is the Managing Shareholder of the firm's Albany office and Co-Chairs the firm’s Government Law and Policy Practice. He focuses his practice on governmental affairs, health care, and insurance matters, representing diverse clients before the New York State executive branch and state legislature. Additionally, he has represented numerous clients in managed care and insurance transactions, often involving complex regulatory issues.

According to Chambers USA 2019 Guide, sources describe Harold as "phenomenal, extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic." He was described by sources in the 2018 Guide as “the best healthcare regulatory lawyer going, period,” and being “superbly connected with government agencies.”

Prior to joining the firm, Harold was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, following which he became Assistant Counsel to the Governor of New York with responsibility for transportation, education, veteran's affairs and freedom of information matters.


  • Governmental affairs
  • Health care
  • Insurance
  • Civil litigation


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2024
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Administrative / Regulatory Law, Albany, 2024 
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Government Relations Practice, 2021 
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Health Care Law, Albany, 2015, 2019
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2024
    • Health Care Law, 2009-2024
    • Government Relations Practice, 2009-2024
    • Insurance Law, 2021-2024
  • Listed, City & State
    • Health Power 100, 2020-2024
    • Albany Power 100, 2013-2023
    • Upstate Power 100, 2022-2023
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2023
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Health Care - Health Insurers, 2014-2023     
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2023
  • Recipient, Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center ‘Pillars of the Community’ Award, 2019
  • Team Member, Best Lawyers in America, "Top Listed – Government Relations," 2018
  • Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
  • Listed, New York Observer
    • Albany’s Top 40 Power Players, 2015
    • The City State: Albany’s Top 40, 2014
  • Recipient, "Distinguished Service Award," March of Dimes, 2014
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Government Relations Law Firm of the Year," 2014
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Capital Repertory Theatre
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Archives Partnership Trust
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Airport Authority, 1994-1997


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1981
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Wesleyan University, 1977
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Hon. Robert H. Bork, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York