In the energy and environment sector, Norm has represented several power sector and oil and gas clients. During the 115th Congress (2017-2018), he worked to ensure the protection of clean energy incentives and the inclusion of interest deduction, pass-through entity and other provisions important to energy clients in the landmark Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. During the 114th Congress (2015-2016) and 113th Congress (2013-2014), Norm worked to ensure the inclusion of bonus depreciation, clean energy incentives, and the delay of the “Cadillac Tax” under the Affordable Care Act in the omnibus tax and spending package approved by Congress and the President in December 2015 (PL 114-113). In the 112th Congress (2011-2012), Norm helped shepherd the New York City Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act (PL 112-197) through Congress and to President Obama for signature. This bipartisan legislation authorized the Secretary of Interior to allow the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline facilities in the National Park Service's Gateway National Recreation Area that today bring additional reliable, clean, domestic, and economical natural gas to millions of New Yorkers. During the 111th Congress (2009-2010), Norm helped organize an ad hoc coalition of power sector companies to ensure a sufficient allocation of allowances in the cap-and-trade legislation that passed the House and was considered in the Senate. Norm also was active in efforts to ensure fair treatment of energy companies using derivatives subject to CFTC regulations implementing Dodd-Frank.
In the communications, technology, and mobile sector, Norm has been engaged on 5G wireless technology, Internet of Things, spectrum auction, and cybersecurity policy issues and has been active in tax, trade, intellectual property, and immigration issues affecting the sector.
In the health sector, Norm has been engaged on opioid/abuse deterrent technologies and on issues affecting the biotechnology sector.