Christopher A. Cernik: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Christopher A. Cernik

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Albany,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone518.689.1410

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  • Government Law & Policy
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 518.689.1410
    Fax: 518.677.1673
    http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Christopher-A-Cernik
     
    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
     
    Memberships New York State Bar Association.
     
    BornNew York, N.Y., May 25, 1951
     
    Biography

    Christopher A. Cernik focuses his practice on transportation, energy, telecommunications, technology procurement and economic development. Chris also 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 represents major 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 a town justice and an adjunct professor of Political Science at Union College in Schenectady.

    Areas of Concentration

    · Governmental affairs

    · Technology and telecommunications

    · Transportation

    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

     
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    Christopher A. Cernik

    54 State Street, 6th Floor
    AlbanyNY 12207




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