Claudia Wagner is an advisor in the Government and Regulatory Policy practice. With more than 25 years of experience in New York City’s governmental arena, she offers her clients an extraordinary depth of understanding in navigating the labyrinth of New York City laws, regulations, procedures, and politics. Ms. Wagner has substantive experience in the areas of municipal budgeting and finance, cultural organization and nonprofit funding and city support, real estate development, residential housing regulatory matters, municipal franchising and procurement, and city legislative, statutory and regulatory matters. Her representative list of clients includes the American Museum of Natural History, the Whitney Museum, McDonald's, Roundabout Theatre Company, the Durst Organization, Maximus, Time Warner Cable, and the Association of Talent Agents. Prior to joining Manatt, Ms. Wagner headed her own law practice where she and her colleagues represented national and international corporations, not-for-profit entities, residential co-op and condominium owners, and cultural institutions on a wide array of matters involving the City of New York, New York public authorities and New York public corporations. Ms. Wagner began her career as counsel to a member of the New York State Assembly. She broadened her skills by serving seven years as New York City's legislative representative under Mayor Ed Koch. She also practiced at a prominent New York-based government relations law firm where she gained an extensive background in governmental and administrative law.