32. Neal Kwatra
Founder and CEO, Metropolitan Public Strategies
Neal Kwatra always finds himself in New York’s biggest policy fights, from the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council’s battle against Airbnb to the New York Immigration Coalition’s successful push to let undocumented immigrants obtain driver’s licenses. Kwatra’s clients also pushed lawmakers to strengthen the state’s tenant protections and pass sweeping climate change legislation. The firm is now working with the developer of the state’s first offshore wind project.
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