Manatt’s Bruce Gyory, a senior advisor in the firm’s government and regulatory group, spoke to City & State about the final weeks of the 2019 New York legislative session and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s future role in the state.
According to City & State, the six-month legislative session saw lawmakers passing legislation on voting rights, abortion, congestion pricing, criminal justice reforms, climate change, sexual harassment and farmworkers’ rights.
Gyory said Cuomo’s success in getting a tenant protections bill passed in June was a sign that he will continue to be a leader in Albany.
“The governor was able to forge a compromise working with the legislature on what will be seen as the most significant piece of legislation that New York has passed in the last 50 years,” he said. “I don’t see how anyone with a fair lens could say that he’s a diminished figure.”