Chris Del Giudice is a registered New York State lobbyist and non-legal member of the firm’s Albany, NY, Government Relations practice. He focuses on legislative, regulatory and procurement matters. Chris has a wide range of clients and has lobbied the Legislature and Governor’s office on issues related to racing and gaming, energy, transportation, not-for-profits, cultural and educational institutions, health care providers, and the insurance industry. Chris has more than 20 years of experience in legislative affairs and public policy, as well as more than seven years of government affairs experience. His knowledge of the inner workings of the legislative process and relationships with policymakers and staff enable Chris to assist clients in navigating the legislative and executive branches of New York State government to help them accomplish their goals. He also represents clients at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), and other national insurance organizations. Chris’s prior experience includes working on central staff for three Speakers of the New York State Assembly, and as legislative director for Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle. Additionally, Chris has been in government affairs since 2005 as a lobbyist for two Albany-based firms. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Marist College and is working towards a master’s degree in environmental policy. Areas of Focus Government Relations Chris represents the interests of the firm’s corporate, health care and trade association clients before the New York State Legislature and the Governor’s office. His recent efforts on behalf of clients include: Assisting with nuclear power plant re-licensing matters Protecting and growing the thoroughbred horseracing industry in New York, Advocating for client interests regarding the implementation of the health care exchange, Advocating for a new venture capital funding program, Providing guidance on securing transportation and engineering contracts, Advocating for the increased role of nurse practitioners in primary health care, and Advocating for the fair regulation of the life settlement industry In his prior role as a senior legislative analyst with the Assembly Program and Counsel staff, Chris developed experience in the areas of small business and economic development, telecommunications, tourism, and environmental and transportation issues. Chris previously worked as legislative director for Assemblyman Joseph D. Morelle. For nearly six years, he was responsible for all of the assemblyman’s legislation and budgetary initiatives, as well as the day-to-day operations of the assemblyman’s Albany office. Chris was directly involved in the drafting and adoption of many state statutes, including the original Empire State Film Tax Credit, and was instrumental in authorizing the free market for ticket reselling.