About O’Donnell & Associates
O’Donnell & Associates is a solutions-focused government relations firm, providing results to New York’s most successful leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates, and activists.
We know New York—from each of the 62 counties to statewide campaigns and initiatives—and have the know-how and working relationships to provide strategic insight and information to address your challenges. We have practiced from Albany’s Capitol to the nation’s Capital; from Lake Erie to Long Island and the state-line to the Canadian border and beyond.
Our team provides a modern, results-based approach grounded in insight and information along with the rapid response and war room expertise to handle a crisis. Our responsibility to our clients begins with our commitment to the highest ethical standards. We are zealous and tenacious advocates for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, technology firms, labor unions, start-ups, and political candidates.
From the Lobby Podcast
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Monday Morning Memo
Every week we send our insiders an analysis of New York politics and key stories, analyzing the future impact of the past week's events and how it could affect your priorities.
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Jack O’Donnell offers clients a unique understanding of the intersection of politics and policy. Jack is focused on problem-solving. He represents a diverse clientele including Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, biotech start-ups, and labor unions. More
Michael Cinquanti, Esq.
Senior Vice President & Counsel
With over a decade advocating for clients at the highest levels of government, Michael Cinquanti brings a wide range of insights and relationships to O’Donnell & Associates (OD&A). Michael puts that experience to work, unwinding the legal intricacies surrounding law and regulation-making in New York as well as providing strategic advice, guidance, and planning to help our clients arrive at solutions and achieve results. More
Kara Hughes offers clients a wealth of experience—and history of success—throughout the public policy spectrum. She is heading our New York City Practice. More
Vice President and Policy Director
Jim represents clients in financial services, healthcare, gaming, energy, and emerging technologies, working on a vast array of legislation and regulation, in addition to working with clients across the State to secure millions in integral investment through the state budget process and federal appropriations. More
VP and Director of Campaigns
Over the past decade, Alec Lewis has established himself as one of the premier Democratic political operatives and government relations professionals in New York State. More
WNY Office Director
Camille Brandon is an expert in state government and politics with a particular focus on Upstate New York. As Director of our Western New York Office, Camille offers our clients insights from a lifetime of experience in direct engagement with elected officials and community leaders as well as an insider’s knowledge of how to achieve results. More
Rachel Morris brings a strong passion for policy and government to her work at OD&A. As an Associate, Rachel offers our clients experience in administration and public service as well as a strong research and policy background including in quantitative and qualitative analysis. More
Director of Communications
As a longtime broadcast professional, Joanna has the ability to tell our clients’ stories and to craft narratives that help decision makers—and the public—understand public policy and how it impacts our community. More
Michael offers our clients strong experience navigating (and advancing) political campaigns measured by a thorough understanding of how legislative priorities are balanced between district and national interests. More
Diane Ong is a recent graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill where she received her B.A. in History and Conflict Management. She offers OD&A’s clients extensive experience in organizing as well as insight into political decision-making. More
Da’Von L. McCune has a passion for people and creative problem-solving. Working in OD&A’s Buffalo office, Da’Von helps our clients find the right solutions and achieve results. More
Grassroots Coalition Building
Public Affairs Campaign Management
Strategic Media Relations
Political Strategy & Consulting
Cyber & Crypto Technology
O’Donnell & Associates is committed to the highest ethical standards, both for ourselves and on behalf of our clients.
That promise always includes:
- Conducting lobbying activities with honesty and integrity;
- Zealously advancing our clients’ interests;
- Fulfilling both the letter and spirit of the Federal Lobbying Disclosure Act and New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) rules and regulations;
- Conducting lobbying activities fairly and professionally;
- Avoiding any representations that create conflicts of interest;
- Protecting the confidentiality of our clients as appropriate;
- Treating the government institutions where we advocate with respect.
Diversity and Inclusion
At O’Donnell & Associates, we believe that diversity is an inclusive concept, one which encompasses race, color, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, and socioeconomic status.
OD&A treats every person with worth and value. We are committed to fostering an environment in which everyone is positioned to succeed and to reach their true potential. Diversity and inclusion are core values of our business and the clients we seek to represent.
We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, fairness, and equality in our workplace and in the communities we serve.
O'Donnell & Associates can be your trusted partner in legislative advocacy and lobbying. With our expertise, resources, and proven track record, we are committed to helping you succeed in the complex and competitive world of government relations. Reach out and let's have a conversation. Our offices are listed below, or feel free to reach out to individual team members.
Get In Touch
The team is always available at
Buffalo, NY 14222
New York, NY 10003
111 Washington Avenue, Suite 702
Albany, NY 12210
Washington, DC 20004