Jonathan S. McCardle


College: Siena College, B.S., 2007

Law School: Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 2013

Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, General Business Law, Governmental Relations,

Admissions: New York, Northern District of New York, United States Court of Appeals For The Second Circuit


Jonathan was recognized by City & State Magazine as a 2016 “40 Under 40 Rising Star in Albany” and by the Albany Times Union as part of the next “emerging class of young lobbyists”. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Business Finance from Siena College and received his JD degree from the Albany Law School at Union University. He joined Featherstonhaugh, Wiley & Clyne, LLP in 2011 and has developed extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of administrative law, government relations, complex litigation and lobbying compliance. As an attorney, Jonathan is a skilled courtroom and appellate advocate who has represented clients before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and other tribunals across New York State. His diverse litigation practice includes administrative as well as commercial and personal injury litigation and on occasion criminal defense. Jonathan’s legal practice also includes procurement bid protests before the State of New York and various federal agencies.

As a registered lobbyist Jonathan has represented clients in the areas of racing and gaming, financial services, law enforcement and alcohol beverage control. Jonathan has successfully developed strong relationships within the New York State legislative and executive branches of government. Jonathan is co-author, along with Elizabeth K. Clyne, of the New York Chapter of "Lobbying, PACs and Campaign Finance".

Jonathan is also very involved in charitable causes. He is a founding board member and current Vice President 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.  In addition, Jonathan serves on the Advisory Committee for the Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing and Gaming laws at Albany Law School.

You can contact Jonathan by email to or by telephone at (518) 436-0786 Ext. 444.