Board Members

James W. Lytle

James Wjwl_circle_portrait.png. Lytle recently retired after over 25 years as a partner and senior counsel at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, where he operated out of the firm’s Albany and Boston offices and led the firm’s New York State government, regulatory and policy practice. He represented a broad array of clients, especially in the healthcare and higher education arenas, before the legislature and the executive branch and has represented clients in administrative hearings and throughout all levels of the state court system, including the state’s highest court. Mr. Lytle is the former Chair of the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and served as Assistant Counsel for Health and Human Services to Governor Mario M. Cuomo from 1983 to 1986. In 2021, he was an adjunct professor of Health Law at New York University School of Law and has also been an adjunct professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany School of Public Health, New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practices and SUNY College of Optometry. He has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA and by The Best Lawyers in America , which named him the 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Albany for healthcare and governmental relations and Albany Lawyer of the Year for government relations again in 2019. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mr. Lytle was a fellow at the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. For an interview with Mr. Lytle, please click here .