Christopher A. Cernik: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Christopher A. Cernik

Albany,  NY  U.S.A.

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  • Government Law & Policy
    Contact InfoTelephone: 518.689.1410
    Fax: 518.677.1673
    University Union College, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 1973
    Law SchoolAlbany Law School, J.D., 1976
    Admitted1977, New York; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

    Professional & Community Involvement

    •Board Member, Opera Saratoga

    •Member, New York State Bar Association

    •Town Justice, Princetown, New York, 1988-1995

    •Adjunct Assistant Professor, Union College, 1984-1991

    •Nominee, New York Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial District, 1988

    BornNew York, N.Y., May 25, 1951

    Christopher A. Cernik, a Shareholder in the Government Law and Policy practice, focuses his practice on transportation, telecommunications, technology, economic development and energy. Chris heads the Albany office's Technology Procurement Practice, consulting with technology companies in the development of focused strategies for providing IT support to state and local government agencies.

    Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a senior counsel in the New York State Assembly, serving two Assembly Speakers as Parliamentarian and Special Counsel. He has received statewide recognition for his work in the development of groundbreaking initiatives in traffic safety (work that continues today through representation of several law enforcement coalitions).

    Chris represented industrial energy consumers across Upstate New York during the deregulation of the electricity industry and the development of special industrial power programs (including the initial Power for Jobs Program) aimed at surmounting the barriers to global competitiveness caused by New York's historically high energy costs.

    In 1979, Chris served as counsel to the Constitutional Convention of the Emerging Republic of Palau (Micronesia) and was awarded honorary citizenship for his work. He also has served as town justice for Princetown, New York, and as an adjunct professor of Political Science at Union College in Schenectady.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Governmental affairs
    •Technology and telecommunications

    Awards & Recognition

    •Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers Government Relations Law Firm of the Year, 2014

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    Press Releases

    12.14.15 Greenberg Traurig's The Meltones Defend Their Title as Law Rocks Champions
    12.08.14 Greenberg Traurig's Legal Professionals Turn Rockstars at Law Rocks! Concert to Support East Harlem Tutorial Program


    04.04.11 Governor Cuomo and New York State Legislature Enact Landmark Legislation Aimed at Reducing Number of State Agencies by at Least Twenty Percent


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    Office Information

    Christopher A. Cernik

    54 State Street, 6th Floor
    AlbanyNY 12207


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