The Business Council Legal Center is the voice of New York business and free enterprise in both federal and state courts.
ABOUT THE LEGAL CENTER
The Legal Center will function as a legal arm of The Business Council and its members in lawsuits challenging state and local government regulatory overreach and unconstitutional legislation. TBCLC will file amicus curiae briefs representing the broad views of the business community in important litigation throughout the state and federal appellate courts, including in the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Business Council has long filed court briefs in support of its members and issues relevant to its members in state and federal cases. Traditionally, the decision to support an issue has been decided by Business Council Government Affairs staff and the President on an ad hoc basis. The factors supporting a decision to file an amicus brief include whether the issue is of general importance to TBC membership, whether TBC can add a unique perspective and whether TBC can get the funding for the drafting and filing of briefs. Changes in funding disclosure rules in NYS courts and beyond necessitate The Business Council to have the ability to act independently.
The Legal Center Advisory Committee works with staff to identify appropriate legal issues and cases for the Legal Center to consider action and in determining which legal cases The Legal Center shall participate in.
Advisory Committee is a group of people with diverse skills and experiences, representing New York’s business and legal communities, providing objective opinions, input, and knowledge regarding potential and pending legal actions of the Legal Center.
Members of the Advisory Committee shall also aid in the procurement of resources and legal professional services to advance the work of the Legal Center.
- Heather Mulligan | President & CEO, The Business Council of New York State, Inc
- Paul Zuber | Executive Vice President, The Business Council of New York State, Inc
- Other members TBA