Eric Soufer leads Tusk’s Crypto + FinTech practice group where he manages campaigns on behalf some of the fastest growing start-ups in the industry. The practice group, launched in 2022 and recognized by The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Politico, advises clients on state and federal regulatory issues, public policy, and high stakes public relations. Eric also oversees a diverse set of campaigns in Tusk’s New York practice, including the winning 2021 campaign to bring Bird scooters to New York City.
Prior to joining Tusk, Eric served as a top adviser to two New York Attorneys General, the New York State Assembly Speaker and a Senate Majority Leader. He also served as a senior adviser to Andrew Yang’s 2021 campaign for mayor of New York City.
Eric is regularly recognized as one of the top public relations and policy professionals in New York by City and State magazine (2019, 2020, 2021) and is routinely quoted by the Times and other leading publications on political and regulatory issues facing leading national, state, and city office holders. Eric has played an instrumental role in multiple historic campaigns, including the winning campaigns for the state’s first female Attorney General, first African-American Speaker of the State Assembly, and first bi-partisan governing coalition in the State Senate.
Prior to his political roles, Eric was employee number two at one of New York’s top crisis management firms. Eric received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his law degree from American University. He is based out of Tusk’s New York office and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two sons.
First thing I read in the morning:
My client’s emails; then Dealbook, NY Times, NY Post, Daily News, and WSJ.
What trend do you hope comes back?