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Robert M. Harding


200 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10166
United States
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Government/Cities/Municipalities, Political Law, Corporate
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New York

Robert M. Harding

Robert M. Harding

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 34 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250.


Robert M. Harding

Robert Harding practices from Greenberg Traurig's New York City and Albany offices. He advises clients on economic development initiatives, financing and funding assistance from public entities and regulatory matters before government agencies. Additionally, Bob represents candidates in election law matters throughout the state.

In Albany, Bob focuses on legislative lobbying, as well as economic development and funding assistance from the government.

Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Bob served as the New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Finance under Mayor Giuliani. As deputy mayor, Bob coordinated the City's economic development policies, oversaw all City labor negotiations, and was responsible for housing and finance operations. Bob also served as director, office of management and budget. In that capacity he was responsible for the development, negotiation, and implementation of the City's $37 billion annual operating budget and the 10-year $45 billion capital plan.

Areas of Concentration
  • Governmental & administrative law
  • Economic development and finance
  • Legislative counsel
  • Election law
Significant Representations
  • Significant Representations include:
    • News Corporation
    • New York Jets
    • The Plaza Hotel
    • Bailey House
    • Geneva Temps
    • Twin Towers Fund
    • SAP
    • Hunts Point Cooperative Market
    • Cisco Systems, Inc.
Professional & Community Involvement
  • Board Member, Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Member, Election Law Committee
  • Member, New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Albany Law School (1987-1997)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Hudson Valley Community College, (1984-1990)
  • Adjunct Professor, Hunter College Graduate Program in Urban Affairs, (2005-present)
Previous Employment
  • Deputy Mayor, Economic Development and Finance, March 2000-December 2001
  • Director, Office of Management and Budget, responsible for the development, negotiation and implementation of the city's $37 billion annual operating budget and the 10-year $45 billion capital plan, 1998-2000
  • Director, State Legislative Affairs for the city of New York, representing the Mayor and city agencies with the State Legislature, 1994-1997
  • Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for the Facilities Development Corporation in Albany, 1993
  • Attorney, Private practice of law
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Greenberg Traurig Ranks # 1 on New York City Clerk’s List of Top Ten Lobbying Firm


J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1982
B.A., The State University of New York at Plattsburgh, 1978
Admitted to Practice