Harold N. Iselin

Harold N. Iselin

Shareholder

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 and health care matters, representing diverse clients before the New York State executive branch and state legislature. Additionally, he handles complex civil litigation matters, litigating a broad range of civil cases.

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 from 1984 to 1986, 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.

Concentrations

  • Governmental affairs
  • Health care
  • Health care antitrust
  • Civil litigation

Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center ‘Pillars of the Community’ Award, 2019
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law; Government Relations Practice 2009-2019
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Health Care Law, Albany, 2015 and 2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2019
  • Listed, City & State, "Albany POWER 100," 2013-2019
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Health Care - Health Insurers, 2014-2019
  • Team Member, Best Lawyers in America, "Top Listed – Government Relations," 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2018
  • 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
  • Listed, New York Observer, "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

Credentials

Educación
  • 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
Clerkships
  • Hon. Robert H. Bork, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Admitida para practicar como abogado en
  • Nueva 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
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