As co-chair of the Herrick's Government Relations Practice, Kevin Fullington focuses on finding governmental and administrative solutions to clients' problems. His advocacy for clients before local, state, and federal governments can bring swift solutions to often complex problems. Kevin also represents government agencies in matters involving public and private disputes, represents clients in actions against government, and helps clients identify business opportunities and funding sources created through the procurement process and through the New York City budget process.
This work includes: i) lobbying government for legislative and regulatory relief; ii) shepherding development projects through the rezoning process; iii) government contracting -- including drafting and negotiating telecommunications and other franchise agreements; iv) negotiating transactions for the acquisition of government property; v) representing government in complex transactions with other government agencies and private entities; vi) article 78, declaratory judgment, and other legal actions against government; vii) administrative appeals; and viii) lobbying law, ethics law, and other compliance issues.
Before joining Herrick, Kevin spent ten years in government. Most recently, he was the Deputy Director and General Counsel in the New York City Mayor's Office of City Legislative Affairs. In that role, he was a Mayoral liaison to the New York City Council. He negotiated legislation on behalf of the Mayor, advanced the Mayor's legislative agenda, testified on behalf of the Mayor before the City Council, analyzed legislation, briefed the Mayor, made policy recommendations, and helped secure resources for scores of groups funded through the city budget process.
Kevin also spent five years working for the New York City Council as Chief of Operations and General Counsel to the Minority Leader. During that time he monitored all City Council legislative and all budgetary developments, provided legislative and budgetary technical assistance to the Minority Caucus, coordinated media and press activities for the minority caucus, and testified on behalf of Council Members at City Council and other agency hearings.
In addition, Kevin worked for the New York State Attorney General in various capacities including personal assistant to the Attorney General. Kevin also has experience on municipal, state and federal campaigns.