Uniondale, Long Island, New York, April 18, 2006 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C. announces an upcoming special event that will provide an in-depth look at the new lobbying and procurement law. Guest speakers include State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, who will discuss the law and its ramifications. In addition to Hevesi, Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions and the author of the new legislation, will give his views on how the law came about and pitfalls to be avoided.
Former New York State Assemblyman Arthur “Jerry” Kremer, the forum’s moderator, said, “This drastic revision of the state’s contract procurement and lobbying law applies to governments at every level and hundreds of Long Island businesses that are currently doing business with the public sector — or want to do business with them. A failure to comply with the law could lead to a company being barred from doing any future business at the loss of countless dollars.”
Many companies who do business with the state are fearful of violating the law, including the new rules on contact with government officials that could cause them to lose contracts and be barred from doing future business. The State Comptroller’s office is the watchdog agency for ethics violations. Richard Brodsky, as the author of the law, will provide background as to how and why the law was enacted and what it means for companies across New York State.
Last year, Comptroller Hevesi completed a series of audits that showed poor management practices in a number of Long Island school districts. His findings and recommendations are also part of the new laws.
The event will be held from 8 – 10 am at the Molloy College Wilbur Arts Center, Hayes Theatre, Rockville Centre, New York. To register, call 516-663-5353 or email email@example.com.
For more than 35 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate and trusts & estates. Through its independent arm, Island Strategies, lobbying services are provided at all governmental levels. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.