Ms. Solomon is long-respected figure in New York politics, with a 40 year history of working in and with State and local governments. This experience uniquely qualifies her to advise clients on effective navigation of public policy and regulatory issues, at all levels of government in New York.
Ms. Solomon specializes in assisting business and not-for-profit clients in understanding the complex world of state and local government. She has represented numerous clients on a wide range of issues before the State Legislature, the Governor’s office and executive branch agencies, including the Empire State Development Corporation, Department of Agriculture and Markets, Department of Health, Insurance Department, Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of General Services. In the context of her representation of three international medical schools, she works closely with the New York State Board of Regents and New York State Education Department. Ms. Solomon ensures that her clients are informed of the impact that government has on their business and helps them develop strategic plans to impact the appropriate agencies.
She began her career in the New York State Assembly and in 1980 became the legislative director for a New York State Senator. In January 1995, Ms. Solomon was appointed Chief of Staff to the Senate Democratic Conference. As chief administrator of the conference, she was integral in the development and implementation of legislative programs, and provided strategic counsel on matters pertaining to policy, constituent services and communication strategies including crisis management. She worked closely with conference members which included the Deputy Minority Leader and former Governor David Paterson.
In 1999, Ms. Solomon was appointed the Assistant Director of the Intergovernmental Relations Bureau for former New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. In this position she acted as the liaison with government officials, private-sector government affairs professionals, and communities throughout New York State. She advised the Attorney General on many issues, including those impacting local governments, the business and agriculture communities, as well as education and law enforcement organizations. In 2003, Ms. Solomon was a key member of the transition team for Mayor Brian Stratton in the City of Schenectady.