Amy Rutkin to serve as Senior Advisor to Kasirer

Former Chief of Staff to Rep. Jerry Nadler, Amy Rutkin, to serve as Senior Advisor to Kasirer

Outgoing Nadler Chief and Judiciary Staff Director Amy Rutkin to Join with GR Firms Kasirer and NVG
Will Serve as Senior Advisor to Both Firms as She Launches her New Consultancy

Kasirer and NVG jointly announced today that Amy Rutkin, who is retiring this week from her role as Staff Director to the House Judiciary Committee and long-time Chief of Staff to Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), will launch her new consultancy practice – Rutkin Strategies – with an innovative partnership connecting two trailblazing women-owned government relations firms: Kasirer of New York and NVG of Washington, DC.

Rutkin’s 25+ years of experience in New York politics and policy and senior leadership in the House of Representatives, means she will bring an unrivaled network, expertise and reach to both firms. Rutkin will serve as a Senior Advisor to both Kasirer and NVG and provide key services to each firm’s clients through strategic insights, relationship development, policy advising and direct government relations. Her connecting the two firms across the DC-NY power landscape will also result in enhanced opportunities and synergies.

Kasirer and NVG have diverse and dynamic client portfolios, ranging from global Fortune 500 companies and major real estate developers, to leading non-profit organizations and trade associations across a vast array of issue areas and industries.

“Amy’s knowledge of government, her unparalleled connections both in DC and here in NY, along with her expertise on a broad range of issues will be an enormous asset to our clients and a perfect compliment to our existing team. Amy’s record of accomplishment and her well-earned reputation as a winner who gets the job done makes her a perfect fit for Kasirer,” said Kasirer President Suri Kasirer. “Amy will be a key part of our firm’s strategy to meet the needs of our clients in an ever changing landscape where Federal, State and local interests increasingly intersect.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Amy to our firm,” said NVG Managing Partner Andrea LaRue. “She is a true leader on so many important issues, and made an unquestionable impact on the House and its most prolific committee. We know she will bring to NVG the same thoughtful and diligent approach to hard questions that has made her a legend on Capitol Hill.”

“I have known Amy for 20 years, first as a mentor and now as a friend and collaborator. Whether fighting on behalf of 9/11 victims’ families, standing up against the Trump Muslim Ban, or making sure that artists are fairly paid for their work, we have seen time and again that Amy’s wisdom makes a world of difference,” said NVG partner Josh Hurvitz. “I couldn’t be more grateful that she has decided to write part of her next chapter at our firm.”

“I am absolutely elated to be launching my new strategic advisory in conjunction with two outstanding, women-owned government relations partners—Kasirer and NVG. In contemplating the conclusion of my public service and a potential next step, I knew any government relations work I might do should be with teams whose expertise and talents I admired and trusted most deeply as a government leader. I watched up-close as Kasirer and NVG each provided best-in-class service to their clients, regularly notching key results and victories. I’m very proud to lend my unqualified imprimatur to these high quality firms, excited to bring even more value and benefit to their clients and look forward to continuing the kinds of successful work we’ve already done together,” said Rutkin. “And I would be remiss if I didn’t note that I’m truly delighted to be joining with people who happen to also be long-time, dear friends.”

Kasirer is New York City’s #1 lobbying firm, successfully navigating government on behalf of New York’s most prominent and impact-making nonprofit and private sector organizations. The Kasirer team consists of over 35 diverse, top-shelf strategists and result-driven doers with a broad range of backgrounds in New York City and State politics, government, advocacy, community relations and all manner of public affairs. Kasirer specializes in advocacy and coalition building, procurement, community relations, legislative and policy development, thought leadership, crisis management, New York City discretionary and capital funding, entitlements, zoning, and permit approvals, and liquor licensing. Suri Kasirer and the firm’s Executive Vice President Julie Greenberg, who’s been with Kasirer for over 20 years, are constantly recognized on city and state Power Lists, and most recently by the Commercial Observer as “strategy experts with an unmatched knowledge of the city’s movers and shakers.”

Founded in 2002, NVG is a dynamic, majority women-owned government relations firm based in Washington, DC. with deep expertise in healthcare, intellectual property, immigration, education, finance, food systems, labor, civil rights and appropriations. Rutkin will add to NVG’s already vibrant practice on issues before the Judiciary Committee, where the firm represents the United Farm Workers, Southern Poverty Law Center, and several leading voices in the intellectual property community, including the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM). NVG’s model blends a robust practice representing large companies and trade organizations with a significant portfolio of work for grassroots and progressive advocacy organizations.

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