Experienced and Trusted Counselor
To guide you through New York State’s
complex and dynamic government ecosystem
Craig M. Johnson is regarded as an insightful leader and trusted counselor to individuals and businesses as they navigate the New York State government ecosystem. With two decades of experience in elected office, government affairs, law, politics and business, Craig has earned a reputation for being a skilled negotiator, accomplished lobbyist, seasoned campaign strategist and savvy business evaluator who possesses a track record of accomplishments and success for his clients at various levels of government.
Craig utilizes his cross-disciplinary expertise in government relations, political strategy and business know-how to customize the right approaches and solutions for your needs, whether you are a start-up business, Fortune 500 corporation, not-for-profit company or just someone who has the one idea that will change the world. Craig will counsel and guide you, drawing upon his diverse and wide-ranging public and private sector experience, as you pursue your business goals through the New York legislative and regulatory landscape.
A critical component to Craig’s success is his intimate knowledge and understanding of New York government, which was acquired through his decade in public service, first as a Nassau County Legislator and then as a member of the New York State Senate. The author of several pieces of legislation enacted into law, Craig also developed a reputation as a committed, effective and trusted partner in government, known as someone who would do the right thing and stand by his convictions.
Subsequent to his tenure in the State Senate, and prior to founding Long Point Advisors, Craig spent five years at Dentons, a global law firm. As a Principal in the firm’s Public Policy and Regulatory practice, Craig successfully represented individuals, for-profit businesses and not-for-profit corporations in a variety of legislative and legal matters before state and municipal legislatures and regulatory agencies. Craig also counseled clients on a variety of political law matters.
Craig also worked at Bloomberg LP, where he was responsible for the development of Bloomberg Law’s integrated market strategies for key segments of the legal marketplace. Most recently, Craig served as Vice-President of Government Affairs for Altice USA, Inc., the fourth largest cable company in the United States. At Altice USA, Craig oversaw the lobbying and advocacy efforts throughout the company’s 21-state footprint.
Craig graduated from Amherst College in 1993 with a B.A., magna cum laude in History. In 1996, he received his J.D., cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law, where he also served as an editor on the St. John’s Law Review. Craig is a native New Yorker and currently lives in Nassau County with his wife Elizabeth Kase and their three children.