Jonathan L. Bing is a shareholder in the New York City and Albany, New York, offices of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Government Law & Policy Practice. Mr. Bing advises corporate association and nonprofit clients in the entertainment, financial services, health care, transportations, and social services industries. He helps clients advance legislation in the New York State Legislature and New York City Council, secure funding from state and city budgets, and navigate New York government. His clients include the largest provider of domestic and gender violence services in New York.
Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Jonathan held a variety of governmental positions. He was elected to five terms in the New York State Assembly representing the East Side of Manhattan. In this role, he authored 85 bills that passed the Assembly, 35 of which were signed into law after also passing through the Senate. These laws included an act that expanded the statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims made by September 11th rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers; New York’s no-fault divorce law; and the adoption of the UPMIFA statute that allowed cultural and higher education institutions more flexibility with their endowments.
At the request of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Jonathan left the Assembly to serve as the Special Deputy Superintendent at the New York Department of Financial Services in charge of the New York Liquidation Bureau (NYLB), where he managed approximately 75 insolvent insurance companies with more than $3 billion in assets.
Before being elected to the Assembly, Jonathan practiced management-side labor and employment law and was chosen as the New York Coordinator of the FEMA/American Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Services program, through which more than 250 attorneys provided free, comprehensive legal assistance to nearly 1,000 New Yorkers affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
Mr. Bing is an ABF Fellow, and a former member of the ABA and ABA YLD Houses of Delegates and the Standing Committees on Governmental Affairs and Gun Violence.