Bryant Rabbino LLP is pleased to announce that Stacey Rowland has joined us as a Partner to lead our new Government Relations practice group.  Ms. Rowland will also lead the firm’s new Albany office.

“We are extremely excited to have Stacey join Bryant Rabbino,” said Seth Bryant, Managing Partner.  “Stacey has a wealth of government experience having served as Deputy Superintendent of the predecessor of the State’s Department of Financial Services in addition to having held high ranking positions in the State Comptroller’s office and the Governor’s office,” added Bryant.  “Given the importance of navigating the political arena to achieve legitimate goals, we believe that adding a Government Relations practice with someone of Stacey’s caliber, makes a lot of sense for our clients and our firm.”

“Stacey has a stellar track record of getting great results for her clients in a number of important areas. 

We are thrilled to expand our practice. As a firm headquartered in New York City but with business from Brooklyn to Buffalo, it just makes sense to have an office in the State’s capital. Given our relationships Downstate, Upstate and in Albany, we believe that Bryant Rabbino can assist clients whose needs span the State and we  are now able to offer government advocacy and lobbying solutions to our clients.” said Anne Adams Rabbino, the firm’s Deputy Managing Partner.

Ms. Rowland said, “I am excited to join Bryant Rabbino, which has quickly established itself as an important firm in New York State with thriving municipal finance and real estate practices, among others.  The firm is an ideal fit for me, given its government work and its work with insurance companies and other financial institutions. I look forward to leading our Government Relations group and to assisting our clients in important and impactful ways.”

Stacey Rowland Biography

Stacey Rowland is a member of the Government Relations practice, focusing on government relations and insurance regulatory issues.  She offers sound and sensible strategies designed to resolve complex legal issues.  Prior to joining Bryant Rabbino, Stacey was a member of the government relations team at Wilson Elser.

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Stacey served as the Deputy Superintendent for Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs for the New York State Department of Insurance (now a part of the Department of Financial Services); Assistant Attorney General; Assistant Counsel to the New York State Comptroller; and Assistant Counsel to the New York State Senate Finance Committee.  Leveraging her significant experience in the state government process, Stacey has assisted many clients in the insurance, financial services, higher education, health and business development sectors on legislative, regulatory and budgetary issues.

Throughout her extensive state government career, including while serving as Deputy Superintendent at the New York State Insurance Department, Stacey has successfully drafted and negotiated key pieces of legislation. Stacey has been highly successful in getting legislation passed that impacts insurance, banking and health care, but she takes the most pride in getting legislation passed that extends the limit on stays in shelters for victims of domestic violence.  Stacey has extensive experience in financial services, insurance regulations, higher education, manufacturing, infrastructure repairs and medicinal marijuana regulations.

Stacey assists clients in navigating the labyrinth of rules and regulations issued by various state agencies and procurement needs.  In addition, Stacey appears on behalf of clients before agencies, assisting with regulatory interpretation, product approval, filing submissions, audits, market conduct exams, penalties and assessments and stipulations.  She also represents clients at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), and other national insurance and financial organizations.

Stacey received her JD from Albany Law School and her BA in Economics from Boston University. She is a member of the New York Bar Association and the Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association. She also serves as Chairperson of the Ethics Board for the Town of Colonie.