Roberto Ramírez, Esq.
Roberto Ramirez, Esq. is one of New York’s most seasoned and respected public affairs strategists. Shortly after arriving in the Bronx from Puerto Rico, Roberto began a life of activism and political advocacy. From 1990 to 2000 he served as a New York State Assemblyman representing the 78th Assembly District in The Bronx. As a legislator, Roberto led some of the legislature’s most important 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, Roberto became the first Latino to lead a Democratic County Committee in New York State. As Chairman of the Bronx Democratic County Committee and, later, a member of the Democratic National Committee, Roberto led efforts to diversify the party’s roster of candidates across all levels of government.
After leaving government, Roberto led Fernando Ferrer's historic 2001 and 2005 mayoral campaigns. His coalition-building and campaign management skills earned him leadership positions on 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.
In addition to his public affairs and government relations work, Roberto has also led efforts to reform and improve the New York State judicial system. In 1998, he 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 by then Chief Judge to the Court of Appeals, Judith Kaye.
Roberto is a licensed attorney and graduate of NYU School of Law. He has served as of Counsel to the law firm of Schneider, Kleinick, Weitz, Damashek, & Shoot and McConnell Valdes LLC, one of the largest Hispanic-owned law firms in the world.
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".