News

A sample of news coverage of our clients:

PLA New York's President Named to Prestigious City & State Power 100 List - (04/25/2014)

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Pat Lynch Named to NY Observer's Political Power 80 List - (04/24/2014)

 Congratulations to PLA New York's own president and founder... Read more...

Stony Brook University Gets Nod and $60M to Build Innovation and Discovery Center in R&D Park - (04/09/2014)

Stony Brook University received a $60 million appropriation in the 2014 State Budget for the design and construction of the first phase of a new “Innovation and Discovery Center” to be located in the University’s Research & Development Park. Click... Read more...

New York Officials Restore Millions for Spinal Cord Injury Research - (04/07/2014)

New York state budget officials have restored nearly $7 million in annual funding for spinal cord injury research after an influential lobby of paraplegics put pressure on Albany lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s administration. Click... Read more...

Mariano Rivera Fundancin delivers two ambulances in Puerto Caimito - (03/18/2014)

Mariano Rivera delivers two ambulances from Mohawk Ambulance to his home town in Panama. Click here to read the story. Read more...

Game Day - (03/15/2014)

It's game day, Saturday March 15, and team PLA New York is warming up with our partners and sponsors at Rod Carew Stadium! #SerieLeyanda Patricia Lynch, PLA New York and partners Mariano Rivera and Magic Dream at Trump Ocean Club press conference to kick-off the Legend Series 2014, Yankees vs. Marlins, honoring Mariano Rivera in Panama.     Read more...

Mariano Rivera's Charity Dinner - (03/14/2014)

Patricia Lynch, PLA New York & Panama Proud to have produced this special event for the Mariano Rivera Foundation along with our magnanimous partners Trump Ocean Club & Magic Dreams and all of our special sponsors to benefit the Children's Hospital of Panama. Thank you to MLB, MLB Players Association and all of the members of the NY Yankees & Miami Marlins... Read more...

Panama, where dreams can come true! - (03/13/2014)

Mariano Rivera has five World Series rings, holds the record for saves that never will be touched, earned a place in Yankees history with Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Ford, Mantle, Berra and Jeter and will enter the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Yet having the Yankees in his native country for two games this weekend at Rod Carew Stadium means as much to Rivera as anything... Read more...

MLB's all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera teams up with Mohawk Ambulance to deliver life-saving equipment to Rivera's hometown in Panama! - (03/11/2014)

Bravo Mohawk Ambulance and the Mariano Rivera Foundation! MLB's all-time saves leader teams... Read more...

Yankees, Marlins to bring Major League Baseball to Panama in two-game set on March 15-16/ - (02/13/2014)

A two-game series between the New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins will mark the return of Major League Baseball to Panama for the first time since 1947, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) announced today. The “Legend Series” will be played on March 15th-16th at Panama City’s Rod Carew Stadium and... Read more...

Illness Spurs Albany Lobby Effort on Behalf of Paraplegics - (01/30/2014)

Influential Behind-the Scenes Player Paul Francis Makes Push After Near-Death Experience. Click here to read the story. Read more...

Monster Crane Arrives In NYC To Help Build New Tappan Zee Bridge - (01/30/2014)

A monster crane that will be used in the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge has arrived in the Port of New York and New Jersey. Click here for the story. Read more...

Muscular West Coast Worker Is on Way to Build New Tappan Zee - (01/27/2014)

On Jan. 15, the twin-boom Left Coast Lifter, which is said to be the worlds largest floating crane, was itself lifted roughly 54 feet above Pacific sea level in two stages at the Panama Canals Miraflores Locks, on its way from the West Coast to the Hudson River. Click... Read more...

Bill on Glen Cove Hospital Changes - (01/21/2014)

Bill would set up hearing on Glen Cove Hospital changes - click here to read the story. Read more...

NYU-Poly Partners with Stony Brook U to Launch Storm Resiliency Institute - (11/26/2013)

Governor Cuomo recently announced a new joint venture between two premier NY institutions of higher education: The Polytechnic Institute of NYU and Stony Brook University. The partnership launches a high-tech storm and weather institute named NY RISE: New York State Resilience Institute for Storms & Emergencies. The new center housed partly at NYU-Poly's Brooklyn campus... Read more...

Tourism Institute Proposed by NU for Niagara Falls - (11/22/2013)

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Speed Camera Program for NYC Schools Launches - (08/27/2013)

The city is launching a new speed-camera system outside schools in crash-prone areas on Sept. 9...The 20-camera program was a hard-fought win for Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who had to lobby Albany lawmakers for years to get the project approved. Click here for... Read more...

Majority of New Yorkers Want Sparklers Legalized - (08/19/2013)

 A new statewide poll shows that 67 percent of voters support legalizing the sale of sparklers during the Fourth of July and New Year’s holiday seasons. “Two-thirds of New Yorkers, including the majority of virtually every demographic group, support permitting the sale of sparklers on July 4th and New Year’s,” said Siena Research Institute... Read more...

Medical Answering Services Creating 80 Jobs at Syracuse Office - (08/14/2013)

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PLA Panama Served As Local Production Team For On-Location Filming of Discovery Network Show - (07/14/2013)

PLA Panama served as local production team for on-location filming of the tropical episode of  “Naked and Afraid,” one of the highest rated series premiers in the history of the Discovery network. Throughout the four weeks of filming in Bocas del Toro, Panama, PLA Panama handled all logistical needs of the production, including location scouting, film... Read more...

Clinical Trials at Roswelll Park and other Western NY Hospitals Helping Patients and Local Economy - (07/01/2013)

Thousands of clinical research trials have brought millions of dollars into New York, and with them thousands of new jobs, according to a new report on the impact of clinical trials. The report, Research in Your Backyard: Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials in New York, was released Wednesday by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America at Read more...

Pat Lynch Named to Crain's 50 Most Powerful Women in New York - (06/24/2013)

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Brian Ellner, Prominent New York City Attorney and Policy Advocate, Joins PLA's NYC Practice - (06/17/2013)

New York, NY June 17, 2013 – Patricia Lynch Associates Inc./PLA New York announced today that Brian Ellner, a prominent Manhattan attorney and policy advocate , has joined the firm and will be based at its New York City office. Elllner will be a key player in the expansion of PLA New York’s government relations practice in New York City. Company founder and... Read more...

LI home to third of NY experimental drug trials - (06/12/2013)

LI home to third of NY experimental drug trials Originally published: June 6, 2013 9:25 PM Updated: June 6, 2013 10:17 PM By JOAN GRALLA  joan.gralla@newsday.com   Nearly a third of the 7,000 clinical trials for experimental drugs held... Read more...

Pat Lynch Named to City & State's "Power 100" list - (05/06/2013)

ALBANY - PLA principal, Pat Lynch, was named the 32nd most powerful person in Albany by the editors of City & State. The prestigious list is filled with elected officials, lobbyists, union leaders, media personalities and more. Congratulations to Pat! Click here to read Pat's write-up and check... Read more...

Work begins on Walmart Neighborhood Market; will employ about 90 - (04/22/2013)

  NISKAYUNA - Construction on the new Niskayuna Walmart Neighborhood Market at Mansion Square is under way, on target for an October opening. Local and company officials were on hand this morning to ceremonially get the project going, as construction workers toiled in the background. The Niskayuna market is to be about a quarter of the size of Walmart’s traditional... Read more...

Lifespan Receives Increased Funding to Address Elder Abuse - (04/10/2013)

ROCHESTER - State politicians were in Brighton on Tuesday to talk about an increase in state funding for a program at Lifespan.   The $750,000 for Lifespan's Elder Abuse is being touted as unprecedented. The program includes intervention, education and training for victim assistants. Lifespan says in New York State alone, 250,000 older adults are victims of some... Read more...

Albany mayor tours Coca-Cola plant - (04/04/2013)

ALBANY - Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings took a tour of the Coca-Cola facility in Albany Thursday, to take a look at how the company impacts the area.   Mayor Jennings and officials from Coca-Cola talked about the company’s new campaign “Coming Together,” which is part of the overall “Live Positively” campaign.   The program focuses... Read more...

PLA Announces Hiring of Zack Hutchins to Communications Unit - (02/15/2013)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Patricia Lynch Associates (PLA) today announced the hiring of Zack Hutchins as Director of Digital Communications for the company’s communications unit, PLA-Comm. Hutchins joins PLA after a five-and- a-half year stint with the New York State Senate, the past two as Director of New Media Communications and curator of the Senate’s highly-regarded... Read more...

State Approves Bidder for New Tappan Zee Bridge - (12/18/2012)

The NYS Thruway Authority awarded one of the largest contracts in state history to PLA client, Tappan Zee Constructors, a consortium consisting of Fluor Enterprises and American Bridge Company, among others. The project cost is estimated at $3.1 billion and will take just a little over 5 years to construct. Read more from the Journal News Read more...

Gov. Cuomo "Saves the Maid" - (12/04/2012)

The Maid of the Mist will continue to operate on the American side of the international border for the foreseeable future. Gov. Cuomo today announced an agreement that will allow the boat excursions to continue to operate in the Niagara Gorge...Glynn has hired a high-powered lobbying firm to plead its case in Albany, hoping to get the state’s permission to build... Read more...

Catholic Health to Build $46M Headquarters in Downtown Buffalo - (11/27/2012)

 ...Among the incentives being offered to Catholic Health is $3.8 million from the City of Buffalo, via a state economic development package. Brown said the allocation was no-brainer considering the role the building will play in downtown and the 700 jobs coming with the facility. “It is a transformational project,” Brown said... To read the... Read more...

Medical Marijuana Highlighted as Top Health Care Issue this Year - (11/27/2012)

 As reported by City & State: "Several lawmakers believe that the state might finally pass legislation allowing medically supervised marijuana treatment...Medical marijuana adovcates have hired powerful lobbying firm Patricia Lynch Associates...and will likely have the ear of the Legislature and the governor to press for action." Here's the full story: Read more...

Medical Marijuana Proponents Define Issue as Economic Opportunity - (11/26/2012)

Proponents of pot as a medicine have renewed their push for legalization, arguing that licensing fees and taxes could generate hundreds of millions of dollars a year in new revenues for the cash-strapped state...“It has real economic impact,” said Patrick McCarthy, of the firm Patricia Lynch Associates. Click here for... Read more...

Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana in NY Underway - (11/12/2012)

A serious campaign is under way to green New York’s economy by legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes...Big Marijuana has tapped politically juiced Albany lobbyists — including powerhouse Patricia Lynch Associates — to spread the smoky ganja gospel in the Empire State. Lynch, whose firm is representing the for-profit, Colorado-based Rx... Read more...

PLA Secured Funding for Buffalo Zoo - (11/05/2012)

PLA was successful in securing funding in the City of Buffalo’s 2013 Capital Budget for the Buffalo Zoo and its new polar bear exhibit. Read more from the Buffalo News. Read more...

Pat Lynch Firm Names Director for Latino Affairs - (10/25/2012)

Pat Lynch’s PR and lobbying firm has named Schenectady native and Union College grad Danna DeBlasio as manager of its new Latino Affairs department, which will “assist Latino small business owners in the U.S. in navigating changing government and political landscapes,” according to a statement. A native New Yorker, DeBlasio returns to Read more...

Gov. Cuomo Aims to Save Iconic Maid of the Mist - (10/12/2012)

The Maid of the Mist now has a key ally in its quest to remain open past next summer. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sees the company’s future as an “important” issue and has been working to save the tours...Earlier this year, the state’s parks commissioner said regulatory hurdles stood in the way of the plan. But the Maid has hired lobbyists to plead its... Read more...

Patricia Lynch Associates Announces Formation of New Latino Affairs Division - (10/10/2012)

Patricia Lynch, founder and president of the leading government affairs and media relations firm, today announced formation of a new Latino Affairs department. The new department, located within the Manhattan office of Patricia Lynch Associates (PLA), will assist Latino small business owners in the U.S. in navigating changing government and political landscapes. The... Read more...

Report Finds New York is Leader in Clinical Trial Research - (10/03/2012)

About one third of the country’s clinical trials for new medicines in the past decade happened in New York, according to a new report. New York’s pharmaceutical companies, including Acorda Therapeutics in Ardsley and Regeneron in Tarrytown, worked with medical schools, hospitals and research centers on 6,200 trials during this period on treatments for arthritis,... Read more...

PLA Successful in Securing Winning Bid to Build Education Database - (08/22/2012)

Won competitve bid through the State Education Department to build a broad eduation database that will host students' test scores, curriculum materials and education apps. See more details in Wall Street Journal story. Read more...

PLA Helps Secure Funding for Yonkers "Daylighting" Project - (08/17/2012)

Secured state funding for the Saw Mill River "Daylighting" project, which reintroduces the river as a public space in the heart of the city's revitalized downtown. The latest "daylighting" will open six blocks of the river in Southwest Yonkers for major expansion of downtown. Read the article from Wall Street Journal Read more...

PLA Successful in Efforts to Ensure Proceeds from Hydropower Generated in Western NY Will Support Economic Development in that Region - (07/17/2012)

Won inclusion in 2012-2013 state budget provisions to ensure that proceeds from the sale of hydropower in Western New York come back to the region to benefit local economic development efforts. Read more...

PLA Helps Secure Funding for Statewide Elder Abuse Prevention Program - (07/17/2012)

Secured funding for statewide elder abuse prevention program developed by Lifespan, based in Rochester. Read more...

PLA Works to Support Renewable Energy Development in New York State - (07/17/2012)

Facilitated passage of legislation supporting renewable energy developers, and requiring the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to tracking generation and distribution of renewable energy. Read more...

PLA's Tina Levin Named to 40 Under 40 Rising Star List - (05/23/2012)

We are proud to announce that PLA's New Media Coordinator, Tina Levin, was chosen for City & State's "Rising Stars 40 Under 40" issue. Tina was recognized for her talents in using soical media as tool to affect change for her clients. Read City & State's profile of Tina here. Read more...

Congressman Higgins Fares Well in Redrawn Districts, Buffalo News - (03/20/2012)

The only local House member who seems safe this fall is Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, whom the judges blessed with a district with a huge Democratic enrollment advantage. Story by Jerry Zremski and Robert J. McCarthy of the Buffalo News. Read it here. Read more...

Patricia Lynch Assoc. Managed Logistics for Elton John's Panama Visit - (02/27/2012)

In conjunction with Patricia Lynch's growing operations in Latin America,  PLA handled all ground logistics and personnel needs for two major international entertainers’ performances in Panama: Elton John and Laura Pausini. Read more...

PLA Lead Production Team for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue - (02/24/2012)

Pat Lynch’s Latin America operations managed the lead regional production team for the shooting of the Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Issue in Panama City, Panama.  From helicopter rides to deserted Caribbean islands; to sleeping on research vessels in the middle of the ocean and taking photo shoots with Indigenous peoples of Panama, PLA planned it all. Click Read more...

Pat Lynch Honored by City & State Panel: Women of Public and Civic Mind - (02/07/2012)

 February 6, 2012 Good riddance to the time when women deserved special notice just for being the first in anything. New York is still far from full equality between the sexes in 2012, but the barriers that once kept women from male-dominated fields and careers are now noted mostly for being demolished. That’s why City & State is proud to honor a diverse... Read more...

Episode of the hit show, The Bachelor, filmed in Panama City, Panama - (01/31/2012)

Bachelor fans: Next week's (Feb. 6) show was filmed in Panama, courtesy of Pat Lynch and her growing operations in Latin America. Check out the sneak preview here: http://t.co/dNlRcJuz Read more...

Casino Gambling Expansion in New York, New York Times - (01/31/2012)

 … Casino gambling is banned in New York, with the exception of casinos on Indian land and electronic slot machines at nine racetracks. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed legalizing the industry, though such a move would require action by the Legislature and a referendum. Genting’s lobbyists in New York...include Patricia Lynch, a former top aide to the... Read more...

Patricia Lynch Named to 25 Women of Public & Civic Mind List - (01/20/2012)

PLA is proud to announce that our president & founder, Pat Lynch, has been named to the inaugural list of “Above & Beyond: Honoring Women of Public and Civic Mind.” Pat was recognized for her contributions in the category of Business & Public-Private Partnerships. This award comes six months after Pat was named to Crain’s “50 Most... Read more...

Mexican businessman looks to extend his banking empire to New York, Crain's New York Business - (11/18/2011)

Mexican businessman Ricardo Salinas Pliego wants to extend his banking empire to New York. But consumer advocates and bank regulators may balk at the interest rates the billionaire charges…. “This is the traditional banking model,” he said. “Not speculation in bonds. Not derivatives. Not huge loans that go south and kill the balance sheet.” Mr.... Read more...

New Pro HydroFracking Coalition Forms - (11/10/2011)

A new coalition, calling itself Clean Growth Now, wants to promote the potential economic benefits of hydrofracking. The group includes pro-business groups and local government representatives from New York's Southern Tier. They've have hired a top Albany lobbying and communications firm, Patricia Lynch Associates, and started a website. Mike Elmendorf, with... Read more...

Patricia Lynch Named to Crain's 50 Most Powerful Women in NY list second consecutive time - (06/27/2011)

Her firm remains the states second-highest-grossing lobbyist. In 2010, it posted revenues of $8.1 million, and it had 154 clientsmore than any of its competitors statewide. This year, Ms. Lynch has fought to pass the marriage-equality bill and cut business taxes. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh Read more...

Erie County's decision to hire Patricia Lynch Associates, Albany Times Union - (06/19/2011)

“Erie County’s decision to stop paying NYSAC dues was “purely financial,” said Grant Loomis, spokesman for Erie County Executive Chris Collins. The county, which includes Buffalo and its affluent suburbs, hired Albany’s Patricia Lynch Associates [PLA] after it left NYSAC. “ If we were going to pay approximately $60,000 a year for... Read more...

2010 Business Owner of the Year: Patricia Lynch, Business Review - (10/01/2010)

At the head of the table: Patricia Lynch, Founder & President Patricia Lynch Associates Inc. “There is no secret recipe. You have to be willing to give up everything else…” Patricia Lynch has had a meteoric rise in what has always been, and continues to be, an old boys network. Lynch is founder of the second-largest lobbying firm in the state—a... Read more...

Reformers' secret weapon: Class-act lobbyist... Patricia Lynch, New York Post - (05/05/2010)

The charter-school movement has a potent weapon in its quest to persuade the state ASsembly to lift the cap on charter schools: powerhose lobbyist Patricia Lynch. Lynch -- the former communcations director for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver -- has deep ties in the Legislature. Her firm -- Patricia Lynch Associates -- has 175 clients and is the second-highest-paid lobbying... Read more...

50 Most Powerful Women, Crains NY Business - (11/16/2009)

Ms. Lynch’s center of power is Albany, but the state’s second-highest-grossing lobbyist counts some of the city’s biggest developers as clients. In recent months, the 51-year-old worked to advance the Moynihan Station project, fought against the strengthening of rent regulation and represented a bidder vying for the Aqueduct Racetrack slot-parlor contract.Read more...

Patricia Lynch Associates Inc., A New Breed of Government Relations and Media Specialists - (09/15/2008)

When Pat Lynch sits down with a client, she truly thinks globally and acts locally. Her Albany-based Patricia Lynch Associates prides itself not only in attentive client service, but also in anticipating a client’s future government and media relations needs. “We realize what happens in New York State can have ramifications for a business in other parts of... Read more...

The Influential Industry: Lobbying continues inexorable growth - (03/27/2006)

When you start a lobbying business, it's like starting any other business. You need to have a business  model. You need to be able to adapt to changes in the landscape. Click here for the full article. Read more...

The New York Law Journal - (03/27/2003)

Quite frankly, Pat Lynch has done a great job of building her business," said David Grandeau, executive director of the Lobbying Commission. "She works awfully hard... and I can't think of anyone who better deserves to have the kind of success she has had. Read more...