City Commissioner Joins Government Law Group As Partner

Fort Lauderdale-based boutique firm Government Law Group announced on Friday the addition of a City of Parkland commissioner to its ranks.

Jordan B. Isrow moves to the government-affairs outfit as a partner. He recently worked as general counsel for international cosmetics contract manufacturer Oxygen Development LLC and sat on its executive committee.

“We welcome Jordan to Government Law Group where he will be a valuable resource in assisting our clients with their business and legal needs,” founding partner Keith Poliakoff said in a statement. “From his time as general counsel to his significant experience litigating in state and federal court, to his role as commissioner for the City of Parkland, Jordan brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging perspectives to Government Law Group and its clients.”

In his role at Government Law Group, Isrow will handle complex litigation, corporate counseling and representation of municipalities.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my role as general counsel at Oxygen Development and wasn’t looking for other opportunities,” Isrow told Law360 on Monday. “However, when I learned two powerhouse attorneys and former colleagues, Keith Poliakoff and Neil Schiller, were joining forces to start Government Law Group, I realized this was the perfect platform for me to leverage my diverse experience in business, law and government to help build something special and assist a broader array of clients in accomplishing their goals.”

At Oxygen Development, Isrow oversaw the company’s legal department and was responsible for its global regulatory compliance and risk management initiatives. Additionally, he helped manage contracts, craft policies and implement operating procedures.

Before serving as general counsel at Oxygen Development, he worked as a litigator at Berger Singerman as well as Arnstein & Lehr LLP, as the firm was known at the time. He also previously served as an assistant attorney general in the New York State Office of the Attorney General, where he worked out of its social justice division in its litigation bureau.

Isrow currently serves as District 2 Commissioner for the City of Parkland. The commissioner role is an elected position that helps create the city’s policies and appoints a city manager to oversee daily operations. Isrow’s term as District 2 Commissioner runs until November 2022. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from the University of Miami.

The Government Law Group was launched in April by four former Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP attorneys: government affairs lawyers Poliakoff and Neil Schiller, trial lawyer Alan G. Kipnis and land use and eminent domain lawyer Richard Dewitt. The firm has offices in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

–Editing by Dave Trumbore.

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