Joshua L. Oppenheimer

Joshua L. Oppenheimer

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Joshua L. Oppenheimer focuses his practice on governmental affairs and issues relating to governmental ethics, lobbying laws and campaign finance. He has experience representing clients before the New York State legislative and executive branches, focusing mainly on legislation and regulation involving health, environmental, labor, and transportation policy, as well as racing and gaming issues.

Additionally, Josh has wide-ranging experience advising clients on compliance with the complex federal, state and local laws that govern political activity, lobbying, governmental procurement and general interactions between government and the private sector. Josh provides political compliance counsel to corporations, nonprofit organizations, political parties, political committees, candidates and advocacy groups. Prior to joining the firm, he worked with various members of the New York State Assembly, as well as the New York State Board of Elections and New York State Attorney General’s office.

Concentrations

  • Governmental affairs and legislative counsel
  • Political law compliance, including campaign finance, lobbying and government ethics
  • Governmental procurement and bid protests
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Law Clerk, New York State Board of Elections, Campaign Finance Legal Enforcement Unit
  • Legislative Aide/Assembly Intern, The Honorable Mark S. Weprin, New York State Assembly
  • Research Aide, The Honorable Stephen Kaufman, New York State Assembly
  • Summer Intern, Office of the Attorney General, New York State Department of Law, Litigation Bureau

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2013-2016
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Government Relations Law Firm of the Year," 2014
  • Listed, City & State, "Rising Stars 40 Under 40: Albany’s Next Generation of Political Leaders," 2012
  • Recipient, "Young Leadership Award," Temple Israel of Albany's Men's Club, 2009
  • Recipient, "Samuel Booth Young Leadership Award," United Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, 2008
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 2004-Present
  • Vice Chair, City of Albany Redistricting Commission, 2012-2013
  • Member, Advisory Board of the Government Law Center, Albany Law School, 2016-Present
  • Member, Albany Law School National Alumni Association, 2011-2015
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, 2008-2015
  • Chair, Coalition for Tomorrow, 2008-2012
  • Board of Trustees, Temple Israel of Albany, 2007-2015
    • Vice President, 2009-2011, 2012-2014
    • Treasurer, 2011-2012
    • Member, 2007-2009
  • Member, University at Albany Hillel, Board of Directors, 2007-2015

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Albany Law School, 2006
    • Member, Justinian Honor Society
    • Managing Editor for Symposium, Albany Environmental Outlook Journal
    • Editor, Government, Law & Policy Journal (NYS Bar Association & The Government Law Center)
  • B.A., Political Science, cum laude, Binghamton University, State University of New York, 2003
    • Member, Phi Beta Sigma
    • Member, Golden Key International Honor Society
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York