New Law Firm Created to Serve New York’s Changing Political and Business Landscape

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 ALBANY, NY: Today, a new Government Relations law firm founded by partners Cynthia Shenker, Theresa Russo and Douglas Clark announced that it has opened for business in Albany, New York. The firm offers a depth of experience unique for a firm of its size.

“We are honored by our clients’ enthusiastic response to the news of our new firm.  We don’t take anything for granted, especially the trust they place in us every day.  We treat their valuable resources – money, reputation, and time – as we would our own. This is who we are, what we value and what they should expect,” noted firm Partner Cynthia Shenker.

Founded in response to the changing political landscape in New York, Shenker Russo & Clark LLP is diverse and skilled to navigate today’s government and political process. Their team has unparalleled experience with the process, people and politics that drive government action in New York.

Firm partner Doug Clark added, “Our expertise is based on decades of experience working inside government with executives, legislators, regulators and staff at every level. This experience allows us to help clients understand the process so we can develop a sound government affairs strategy to solve their problem or advocate on their behalf. The team we have assembled are seasoned Albany Attorneys and Professionals who understand how to adapt to the changes that occur in government and still be able to resolve any issues our clients may have.”

Shenker Russo & Clark LLP is a dynamic firm with a broad range of competencies with a unique business model that enables their senior partners to remain close to all of their clients.

“We are problem solvers who work together with our clients to find the best possible method to resolve their matter – whether it be through negotiation, legislation or litigation,” added Partner Theresa Russo who focuses on Alcohol Beverage Licensing and Lobby Law Compliance matters, along with Government Affairs. “ My Government Affairs experience allows me to work on licensing and regulatory matters for clients not only with the State Liquor Authority, but with all state agencies.”

The new firm will provide counsel and assistance to their clients developing and implementing government affairs plans to advance their issues until the job is finished; and formulating effective internal and external strategies to help their clients achieve their business goals.

“We believe in a strong positive business culture and seek out pro bono work and other initiatives to better the communities in which we work and live,” noted Chief Operating Officer Richard Lauricella. “The key to our success is that we get to know our clients and do not treat them like a number.” We become involved so we can fully understand their issues and develop a meaningful government affairs strategy. This is why the clients we work with have been clients for many years.

The firm expects to expand and make other announcements in the coming months. Those interested in learning more about the firm can visit the website at

Shenker Russo & Clark LLP is located one block from the New York State Capitol at 121 State Street in Albany.