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Roberto Ramirez, Esq.


Roberto Ramirez, Esq. Roberto Ramirez, Sr. is a licensed attorney and graduate of NYU law school. Mr. Ramirez served as Of Counsel to the national labor law firm of Whatley, Drake & Kallas, LLC. and from 1998-1999 served as Of Counsel to McConnell Valdes LLC, one of the largest Hispanic-owned law firms in the world, offering services in areas of corporate and commercial practice.

Mr. Ramirez is credited with being the architect behind Fernando Ferrer's 2001 and 2005 mayoralty campaigns. Additionally, Mr. Ramirez has served as a political strategist and consultant for the campaigns of candidates such as William Thompson for Mayor and Carl H. McCall for Governor as well as the campaigns of state wide candidates such as Senators Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer.

From 1990 to 2000 Mr. Ramirez served as a New York State Assemblyman representing the 78th Assembly District in The Bronx. During his tenure as a legislator, Mr. Ramirez chaired several committees including the Subcommittee on Urban Health Care, the Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC), the Social Services and the Real Property Tax Committee.

In 1996, Mr. Ramirez was elected Chairman of the Bronx Democratic County Committee becoming the nation's first county leader of Puerto Rican heritage, and a member of the Democratic National Committee. Additionally, in 1998, Mr. Ramirez was appointed to the Committee to Promote Public Trust and Confidence in the Legal System to address public trust issues and develop a strategic plan to improve the justice system.

In 1998, the New York Post recognized Mr. Ramirez as one of the "50 Most Powerful People in New York City" and he was listed in New York Daily News as one of "50 New Yorkers to Watch in 1999". In 2003, and in 2005, the Post named him one of "NY State's 25 Most Influential Latinos".