Zoom CLE: Ballot Access in New York

Zoom CLE: Ballot Access in New York

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The Republican National Lawyers Association is hosting an exclusive, virtual election law CLE course for attorneys in New York. This training will cover changes to ballot access law in New York and recent court decisions impacting the process of candidates getting onto the ballot in New York.

Monday, February 7th
6:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Zoom Training
Link will be provided to registrants.


- There is no charge to attend this training. 

- For questions, email [email protected].

- RNLA has applied for 1.0 CLE credit for this training with the Pennsylvania CLE Board. Pennsylvania is a Group "B" reciprocal jurisdiction with the state of New York.


Featured Speakers:


Joseph T. Burns

After law school, Joe served on the staff of New York State Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) for almost four years. While working for Sen. DeFrancisco, Joe was involved in drafting and negotiating a number of bills that were eventually signed into law.

In 2009, Joe became the Deputy Director of Election Operations at the New York State Board of Elections. During his time working at the NYSBOE, Joe was involved in the oversight of the County Boards of Elections as well as New York State’s historic transition to optical scan voting machines.

Since leaving the NYSBOE in 2015, Joe has represented a number of candidates and party committees in Election Law proceedings in courts throughout New York State. Joe has resided in the Buffalo, New York suburb of Amherst since 2015.


Phil Byler 

A Harvard Law School graduate with four decades of experience handling sophisticated litigation, Phil is a powerful advocate for businesses as well as individuals in resolving critically important disputes. Phil’s long-standing leadership extends beyond the courtroom to key roles in influential bar associations, state and local politics, and community organizations.

Selected to the list of New York Super Lawyers for five consecutive years, he has extensive background with a wide variety of litigation. He developed strong foundational skills at two of the country’s largest law firms – Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Weil Gotshal & Manges – and has a strong track record handling a diverse array of jury and bench trials as well as appeals in state and federal courts.

Phil has particular experience representing business and individual clients in matters including First Amendment issues, copyright infringement, partnership disputes, securities fraud allegations, Section 1983 civil rights, and real estate-related litigation. He has also represented college students accused of misconduct, arguing forcefully for students’ rights to due process in major Title IX lawsuits against universities. Phil’s significant victories include a landmark libel case at the appellate level, an extensive property-related jury trial in New York State Supreme Court, a two-month federal securities fraud trial, and reversal of discovery sanctions in a breach of contract case in New York County Supreme Court.


Kevin Hanratty

Kevin Hanratty is banking consultant and attorney. Previously, he served as a Compliance Officer at JPMorgan Chase; Deputy General Counsel and Associate Director for Vendor Responsibility & Compliance/Assistant General Counsel in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Contract Services; Deputy Counsel at the New York State Office of Homeland Security; and Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

In addition to being admitted to practice law in the State of New York, Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant in New York; a Solicitor entered on the Roll of Solicitors of the Superior Courts of England & Wales; a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist; and a Licensed Real Estate Broker. He holds a BBA in Accounting from the City University of New York-Baruch College, a B.A. in Political Science from the City University of New York-Queens College, and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.






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This event is off the record and closed to the press.

By attending this event, you agree not to audio or video record the speakers or anyone at this event at any time and not to share any portion of their remarks on social media or by any other mechanism. 

The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.

This event is not a fundraiser. RNLA provides opportunities for its members to meet Republican leaders.

Private Event. RNLA has the right to revoke any registration at any time for any reason including, but not limited to, any security, disruption, and/or event size capacity issue.

February 07, 2022 at 6:00pm - 7pm
New York, NY
United States
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