By Featherstonhaugh, Clyne & McCardle, LLP | February 26, 2024

ALBANY, NEW YORK – The partners of Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, LLP (FWC), a leading law firm specializing in government relations, regulatory affairs, business law, health law, and association management, have announced that Jonathan S. McCardle, Esq., a partner with the firm, has been elevated to a named partner.  The firm is now Featherstonhaugh, Clyne & McCardle, LLP (FCM).

“Jonathan’s exceptional service to our clients and overall contributions to our firm’s strategic plan for continued growth, makes this name change a logical evolution for the next generation of our operations,” said partner James Featherstonhaugh.

FCM has an unparalleled reputation and history in Albany as a leading government relations and law firm focused on bridging the gap between business and government. The firm is also the New York capital city member of SCG Legal*, bringing clients access to law firms in all 50 state capitals in the United States as well as in the world’s commercial centers.

“I’m truly honored by this opportunity and value the tradition of excellence that has been the hallmark of this firm for decades.  I’m excited for the growth and services for our clients that are ahead,” stated Jonathan McCardle.

Jonathan, a graduate of Siena College and Albany Law School of Union University, joined the firm in 2011. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of governmental relations, administrative law, complex litigation, and procurement. As an attorney, Jonathan is a skilled courtroom advocate who has represented clients before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and other tribunals across New York State. His most recent success was obtaining a nearly $1MM award in a FINRA arbitration proceeding.

“Jonathan’s remarkable track record of melding the historical successes of our firm with new avenues for growth for our clients and the firm, make this change a natural next step in our development,” stated Chief Operating Officer David Fleming, Jr.

Jonathan is co-author, along with Elizabeth K. Clyne, of the New York Chapter of “Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance”.  As a registered lobbyist, Jonathan has represented private corporations and clients in the areas of healthcare, racing and gaming, financial services, and alcohol beverage control.

Jonathan is also a founding board member and current corporate officer of the New York Chapter of Folds of Honor, an organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members and first responders.

“Jonathan’s commitment to comprehensive client services compliments where we are and where we are going as a firm. He brings a thoughtful strategic approach to our representation and our client services,” said Managing Partner Elizabeth Clyne.

*Members of SCG Legal practice independently and not in a relationship for the joint practice of law.