Javier Tapia

Javier Tapia

Attorney at Law

Schenectady
New York
Licensed in
NY
Syracuse University College of Law
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About
Lawyer with a demonstrated history of working in government relations, with a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law. Skilled in Law, Government, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Public Policy, and Legal Research and Writing.
10
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
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out of 2 reviews
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Knowledgeable
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"Javier did an extraordinary job researching, drafting, and filing an amicus brief before the New York State Court of Appeals in the matter of Ambac v. Countrywide"

Amicus Brief
Non-UpCounsel Client
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"Javier was awarded the William E. McKnight Award in 2011 by the Volunteer Legal Services Project (VLSP) of Rochester for his pro bono representation of clients facing serious legal issues."

Guardianship Matter
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

New York Insurance Association

Director of Government Affairs

Oct 2017 - Present

Lobby legislators, executive branch officials, and executive agency officials. Monitor, track, and analyze bills and regulations. Draft proposed legislation and regulation. Research, draft, and submit support and opposition legislative memoranda.
Oversee the Association’s amicus brief program. Drafted and filed amicus brief to NY Court of Appeals in Ambac v. Countrywide (2018)

Oct 2017 - Present

New York State Senate

Counsel

Jan 2017 - Oct 2017

Provide strategic advice the Senator on legislative and policy matters; manage the Senator’s legislative
portfolio and committee duties, including, researching and advising on committee votes, and interpreting,
drafting, tracking, and negotiating legislation.
Conference with constituents, lobbyists, and stakeholders regarding the budgetary process and legislative proposals.

Jan 2017 - Oct 2017

New York State Senate

Legislative Director

Nov 2015 - Dec 2016

Managed the Senator's legislative portfolio, including: researching, interpreting, drafting, tracking, and negotiating legislation; preparing fact sheets and talking points; and offering policy advice.
Conferenced with constituents, lobbyists, and stakeholders regarding budgetary and legislative proposals; draft correspondence to Senate leadership regarding the Senator’s budget requests

Nov 2015 - Dec 2016

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