NEW YORK – (November 9, 2006) – LAWFUEL – Legal News, Legal Jobs – McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP announced today that Jerry Jennings, a highly respected lobbyist and lawyer, will join the firm as a managing director and of counsel in the firm’s Albany office. Mr. Jennings’ practice includes the representation of clients in the areas of government and regulatory affairs. He was most recently a partner and counsel at the government relations firm Patricia Lynch Associates, Inc.
“Jerry’s arrival, coupled with the firm’s recently announced addition of Richard Gordon, top Democratic strategist to former Governor Mario Cuomo, enhances our existing government affairs practice and is yet another important step towards our commitment to grow our government affairs presence in New York and nationally,” said former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Gordon Giffin, a Clinton appointee, partner of McKenna Long & Aldridge and head of the Public Policy and International department.
Prior to joining McKenna Long & Aldridge, Mr. Jennings practiced in the private sector where he represented a broad array of clients before the legislative and executive branches of the New York state government, federal government and many local governments across New York. Mr. Jennings served as an assistant state attorney for the State of Florida and as an appellate court attorney for the ten justices of the Third Department of the New York Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Jennings completed a clerkship with the Honorable George B. Ceresia Jr. for the New York State Supreme Court.
“I am delighted and honored to join such a prestigious firm as McKenna Long & Aldridge. I believe my extensive political and government knowledge, along with my years practicing law, will make me a valuable asset to both the firm and my clients,” said Jerry Jennings.
Mr. Jennings is a member of the New York and Florida bars. He is on the Board of Governor’s, Albany Sons of St. Patrick, serves as a Mock Trial Judge for the Albany County Bar Association and is a periodic speaker and mentor for Albany’s AAU basketball program. He is also affiliated with the Sons of Italy and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Upstate New York.
Mr. Jennings is the latest addition to the firm’s Government Affairs group that includes the former Clinton White House Director and Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Marcia Hale and Keith Mason, and Buddy Darden (D), former Georgia Representative to the Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The firm entered the New York market in June with the addition of William F. Plunkett’s government affairs team including John Harris in Albany.
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