In Your Face Politics

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This Week’s Show

Gotham Talk Radio’s “In Your Face Politics” Airs Wednesday Night at 8:00pm ET

GOTHAM TALK RADIO with Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz presents its weekly spotlight on politics show every Wednesday night at 8:00pm.

~ Last Week’s Show ~


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Part 1 – Jennifer Fermino

Part 2 – Malaysia Airline Disappearance

Part 3 – Assemblyman Francisco Moya

Part 4 – Assemblyman Karim Camara

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J  oin in on the fun by tuning in Wednesday night from 8pm-9pm right here. After many years of appearing on various local and national TV, radio and print media, Gotham Government Relations’ founding partners take their government relations and communications knowledge and experiences to the airwaves, providing listeners real live insight into the political process. With access to decision-makers in federal, state and local government, Brad and David have real insight into the why and what of politics. They understand politics as a “contact sport” and will bring listeners “play-by-play” accounts of everything that happened within the past week.

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Brad Gerstman


Brad Gerstman B rad Gerstman is a preeminent government relations lawyer, political operative, political consultant, and lobbying professional. His in-depth, years of practical knowledge of the inner workings of government, and influential relationships, consistently produces favorable results for leading corporations, institutions, and individuals.

Brad’s exceptional track record for building relationships and coalitions has earned him the respect and has guided many policy makers. He has access to key decision-makers in federal, state and local legislatures and the skills and savvy to guide his clients through the complex legislative, political, and bureaucratic processes, and then effectively serve as their spokesperson. Brad offers fresh forward-thinking strategies that tap into political trends and opportunities, and enable him to identify and overcome obstacles. Brad’s work has resulted in shaping public policy on a number of key matters, including business advocacy and strategy; land use, municipal matters, special education, and charitable causes.

Mr. Gerstman brings a unique blend of legal, political, and business experience to his clients’ varied needs. Licensed in the State of New York and a member of the New York State Bar since 1994, Mr. Gerstman started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx, appointed by Hon. Robert T. Johnson, where he investigated corporate fraud and corruption cases and prosecuted violent crimes.

Brad was appointed by Arthur “Jerry” Kremer, retired Chairman of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, and current Chairman of Empire Government Strategies and Island Strategies, to serve as President of the firm. In addition, Brad was of-counsel to parent law firm, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, PC.

As an attorney, Brad Gerstman, a member of the Education Law Association and the Nassau County Bar Association’s Education Law Committee, he is a strong advocate for children with special needs. Brad is co-founder and board member of the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation, a family foundation that provides summer camp experiences to children with physical disabilities. Mr. Gerstman also served as the Long Island Advocacy Chair for Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization.

Active in his profession and community, Mr. Gerstman is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Nassau Health Care Corporation, appointed by the Nassau County Legislature, and is chairman of the facilities where he is spearheading a $750 million makeover of the hospital, clinics, and senior living facility. Brad also serves of the executive committee for the hospital. He is also Vice Chair and Board Member of the Long Island Medical Foundation.

Brad was recently appointed by Governor Paterson, by nomination of Senate Leader Dean Skelos, to the Governor’s Council on Interactive Media and Child Violence. Additionally, in 2008, Brad was appointed by the Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi to chair his Autism Coalition. In addition, Mr. Gerstman was recently elected by the LI Autism Coalition Board to serve as Counsel to their influential group.

Additionally, Mr. Gerstman holds memberships on various political committees and served as Advocacy Chair on the 2007 Long Island Walk Now for Autism Planning Committee. He is currently a Board member of the Holocaust and Tolerance Center of Nassau County. Brad was also the Honoree at the Child Abuse Prevention Services yearly Gala for his work in protecting children.

At his alma mater Hofstra University, Brad Gerstman played 4 years of varsity football. Mr. Gerstman still works closely with Hofstra University and was appointed by the University President to serve on the Intercollegiate Re-accreditation Committee. Brad currently enjoys competitive boxing.

David Schwartz


David Schwartz M r. Schwartz has spent his entire career practicing law as a litigator and is actively in involved with the political landscape in New York State. Mr. Schwartz in his career as a trial attorney has successfully tried high profile Murder cases, White Collar cases, felony cases, misdemeanors as well as civil cases. Mr. Schwartz now spends most of his time navigating the political process for his clients. He lobbies for a wide variety of large corporations, not-for-profits, trade associations and individuals. Mr. Schwartz uses his trial skills in the halls of Albany as a fierce advocate for his clients. Mr. Schwartz has been a regular guest legal commentator for the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Headline News, WABC News, Fox Morning Show, Court TV and for the ESPN morning show. Mr. Schwartz has been asked by these television networks to give legal analysis and his expert opinion on criminal cases, constitutional legal issues, civil cases and has argued for stronger drug testing guidelines affecting professional athletes. Mr. Schwartz was appointed by the New York State Senate as a Commissioner on the Commission on Judicial Nomination which nominates Justices to the NYS Court of Appeals and is also a Trustee of the Brooklyn Bar Association. Mr. Schwartz is able to bring together for our clients, his vast experience in law, business, media and politics.

Mr. Schwartz served the People of the State of New York as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County from 1993 through1997. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Schwartz handled hundreds of criminal prosecutions. He successfully tried numerous felonies and misdemeanor cases which lead to the conviction and incarceration of many criminals. David Schwartz has been engaged in the private practice of law from 1997 to present. He has handled hundreds of criminal cases in private practice and has tried many of those cases. Mr. Schwartz concentrates his practice lobbying and Government Relations Mr. Schwartz also represents various businesses and counsels them on all legal issues and political issues. Mr. Schwartz is admitted and appears in the United States District Court of New York, Eastern and Southern Districts, United States Tax Court, New York State Supreme Court, New York City Criminal and Civil Court, and Nassau County District Court. Mr. Schwartz has argued appeals in the New York State Appellate Division, First and Second Departments and the United States Court of Appeals (2nd Department). Furthermore, he has appeared Pro Hoc Vice in the United States District Court of New Jersey.

On March 22, 2004, Mr. Schwartz was appointed by New York State Governor, George Pataki as a Board Member of the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) Inspector General Management Advisory Board. In July of 2005, Mr. Schwartz was appointed by the New York State Senate to serve as an appointee to the Board of the New York Convention Javits Center and was appointed in 2006 as a Commissioner to the Commission on Judicial Nomination. Furthermore, Mr. Schwartz was elected Vice President of Temple Sinai in Roslyn New York serving over One Thousand families. Mr. Schwartz has served as the Executive Director of Citizens Against Cross Contamination, (CACC). CACC is dedicated to preventing cross contamination arising out of endoscopic procedures.

Mr. Schwartz has worked tirelessly in a campaign to change the standard of care in the reprocessing of endoscopes. He also vigorously represents Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies, special needs schools, major research institutes, towns and municipalities. He has also fought for the rights of tax payers who are losing Billions of dollars a year due to the illegal and untaxed distribution of cigarettes.

Active in his profession and community, Mr. Schwartz is a board member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Inspector General Management Advisory Board; a Board member of the New York Javits Center Convention Center Operating Corporation; The American Bar Association; Commissioner of the NYS Commission on Judicial Nomination; The New York State Bar Association, Board member of the Criminal Section representing the Second Judicial Department; Brooklyn Bar Association; Board Member and has served as Vice-Chairman to the Criminal Courts Committee and Criminal Justice Committee; Nassau County Bar Association; Respect for Law Alliance; District Attorney Alumni Association; Government Affairs Professionals; Temple Sinai, Vice President; Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity, Past Regional Governor; Senate Republican Roundtable; Senate Republican Club; Seneca Club, Man of the Year; Southern Poverty Law Center.

Timothy Hurley


tim hurley A s New Media Specialist, Timothy Hurley oversees all media production, including video, radio and internet. In addition to Gotham Government Relation’s web and social media campaigns, Tim also creates websites for our clients and manages their social media profiles to attract and win issue/brand awareness and community engagement.

Before joining Gotham, Tim’s company, Hudson Moon Productions created and managed websites for best-selling authors, television personalities and small businesses. Tim created the website and online community for Donald Trump’s exploratory campaign of the 2012 presidential race.

Before the internet revolution, Tim was an award-winning television producer and writer at Court TV where he served as a segment producer and special features producer. There, he created some of the channel’s most creative video tape pieces, including the special, “Mothers Behind Bars”, a look at the effect of the Rockefeller drug laws on women convicts with families.

Before joining Court TV, Tim served for more than a decade as a producer and writer for Geraldo Rivera on both his syndicated daytime show and later, CNBC Primetime. For Geraldo, he produced full episodes and field produced on-location shoots inside Attica State Prison and various other news hot spots around the country.