ALBANY, NY - May 16, 2017 – Katharine J. Neer, an attorney from the New York State Governor’s Office, where she served as Assistant Secretary for General Government and Financial Services since 2014, has joined the Government Law & Policy Practice in the Albany office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
At the Governor’s Office, Neer was a member of the state operations team overseeing policy and operations for six agencies: the Department of Financial Services; the State Insurance Fund; the Department of State; the Department of Tax and Finance; the Office of General Services; and the Gaming Commission.
“Katie is a dedicated, multi-dimensional lawyer with meaningful experience in government,” said Harold N. Iselin, managing shareholder of the law firm’s Albany office and co-chair of its Government Law & Policy Practice. “She will be an important addition to the multi-faceted Greenberg Traurig team.” Neer will be assisting clients on legislative and State regulatory issues.
Neer joins Greenberg Traurig as an associate. She is a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, where she spent her last semester in Washington, D.C. in the Student Honors Program, working for the Trial Unit in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Neer also attended Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and received her Master’s in Public Administration, magna cum laude. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, from the State University at Albany.
About Greenberg Traurig’s New York City & Albany Government Law & Policy Practice
Greenberg Traurig has one of New York City’s leading real estate, land use, and government relations offices in the City. The Government Law & Policy group, which has been consistently ranked among the Top 5 lobbying practices in New York City by the City Clerk’s Office, represents major U.S. companies, leading not-for-profit institutions, and large real estate companies in important transactions involving New York City. The Albany Government Law & Policy Practice was recognized in 2016 by City & State on its “Albany Power 100 List,” which ranks the most influential players in New York State politics, business, and media. That marked the fourth year the team has been listed. Through its Albany Government Law & Policy Practice, Greenberg Traurig is widely recognized as the premier government relations and lobbying law firm in Albany. The Observer recognized Greenberg Traurig as the only law firm on its list of Albany’s Top 40 Power Players.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.