Hermes concentrates his practice in the areas of administrative and legislative law, health law, government regulation, and litigation, advising clients on the requirements of and compliance with State statutes and regulations. He frequently represents clients before the Legislature and state agencies and appears in administrative proceedings and in the courts. His experience runs the gamut from state contracts to constitutional issues to rate-making to regulatory compliance to minority and women-owned business enterprises. Hermes frequently structures client's business transactions and negotiates contracts. He has handled numerous cases of first impression.
Prior to joining the firm, Hermes served as Assistant Counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo. Before coming to Albany, he was a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Justice Department in Washington, D.C., and judicial clerk to the Hon. John A. MacKenzie, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Hermes has written and lectured on various topics in health law, and administrative and governmental practice.