Ballot Barristers: Inside The Select World Of New York City Election Attorneys

by - February 26, 2013

With only a small select group of attorneys specializing in election law in New York City and an overabundance of candidates seeking office in 2013, the demand far outstrips the supply. As a result, election lawyers can amass a stable of clients who may find each other strange bedfellows.

Much of this legal work falls on the old guard of mainly white male attorneys who were around City Hall in the 1980s when the nonpartisan Campaign Finance Board was established and its compliance laws and procedures were hammered out.

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