Firm Description

Malkin & Ross (M&R) is a top-10 New York State lobbying firm committed to advancing
the public policy interests of our clients. We specialize in developing targeted,
campaign-based strategies to help our clients effectively communicate their messages and
advance their legislative and regulatory objectives.

Established in 1984, M&R is one of the most respected and successful firms in New York,
advocating for client interests centered on human and social services, education, consumer
rights, civil justice, criminal justice, healthcare, energy, and the environment. We partner
with businesses, nonprofit organizations and trade associations to advance public
interest goals.

Our practice areas include:

  • Government Affairs Representation before the Governor:
  • Government Affairs Representation before Legislature and Executive Agencies;
  • Strategic Consulting;
  • Media Relations;
  • Partnership & Coalition-Building;
  • Grant Writing & Fundraising;
  • Online Advocacy & Fundraising;
  • Lobby Day Training & Facilitation.

Our Approach

Early on, M&R recognized that lobbying was no longer a one-dimensional tactic best pursued behind-the-scenes. In today’s heavily regulated legislative arena, lobbying takes place in the public eye and requires nuanced expertise. Paid and earned media, editorial support, coalition-building with third-party interest groups, and strategic issue framing are what it takes to win support from a broad spectrum of elected officials. Our multifaceted approach goes hand-in-hand with connected and committed counsel. We have a proven track record of developing compelling messages that resonate and lead to sound policy initiatives.

Malkin & Ross offers clients the same superior representation throughout the country via its sister campaign firm M+R Strategic Services (M+R). M+R is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and maintains a network of regional offices in New York City, New England, the Midwest, Montana, California, Oregon, and Washington State. Its team of 80 includes divisions specializing in government affairs, field organizing, activist training, e-advocacy, online fundraising, strategic communications, and organizational and program assessments.

Contact us at 518-449-3359 or via email at and discuss what Malkin & Ross can do for your organization.