Alicia Artessa

Alicia joins Ostroff Associates with over five years of legislative and government relations experience in Albany.

Prior to joining OA, Alicia was a Government Relations Representative with the New York State School Boards Association. There she worked on education law and policy and dealing with the severe difficulties schools faced during the pandemic.

Previously, she was the Director of Local Government Relations with the Retail Council of New York State. She focused her lobbying in New York City and other local governments. Her work at two not-for-profit associations introduced her to the intricacies of lobbying in New York and helped her hone her member relations skills.

Before becoming a lobbyist, Alicia served as an Assistant Counsel in the New York State Senate. As an attorney for the Senate, Alicia worked on legislative policy and budget priorities. She covered a wide range of issue areas, predominantly focusing on environmental conservation, energy and telecommunications, consumer protection law, housing, agriculture, labor, and civil service.

During her time at the Senate, Alicia worked on key environmental and energy legislation and helped negotiate multiple state budgets. While working on the inside, Alicia developed a significant understanding of the legislative and budget process at both the city and state level, which allows her to effectively assist clients through these processes.

Alicia is a licensed New York State attorney and prior to moving to Albany, graduated cum laude from Vermont Law School with a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Environmental Policy degree.

During her time at Vermont Law, she was an editor on the Vermont Law Review and had her work published in the Willamette Environmental Law Journal. Alicia currently acts as an issue-editor for the New York State Bar Association’s Environment and Energy Law Section.