Admitted in NY
Kevin Finnegan (University of California, B.A., 1980, Hastings College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1986) joined Levy Ratner in 2004 and is the chair of LR’s Campaign Finance and Election Law Group.
Finnegan practiced as a commercial and civil rights litigator for eight years before becoming a fulltime political strategist. Finnegan worked on many organizing, budgetary and legislative campaigns, including campaigns on behalf of homecare and other low wage and immigrant workers. As a lawyer, Finnegan has extensive experience in election law, campaign finance, environmental and land use litigation. He works with labor unions to develop strategies for maximum leverage in new organizing. He lectures on campaign finance issues for labor unions and also represents unions in both contract negotiations and as a lobbyist.
Finnegan has served as the Deputy Director of the SEIU NYS Council where he directed several major legislative and electoral efforts. In addition, he has served as manager or consultant on numerous state and local election campaigns including Hillary Clinton’s first Senate race. He has represented individual candidates, and the Working Families Party, in election law proceedings and, as a lobbyist, has represented clients and managed campaigns operating under the New York City campaign finance program.