Steven "Nemo" Nemerovski

Steven H. Nemerovski is an Adjunct Professor with the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.  He is currently teaching “Advocacy and The Legislative Process”, a course designed to provide students with an understanding of the legislative process, the role of advocacy and the tools needed to navigate successful outcomes.

Professor Nemerovski has spent the greater part of his career in law, government and politics.   He was the Parliamentarian for the Illinois House of Representatives (1995-96) and is an expert in legislative process.  As an attorney in government service, Professor Nemerovski was General Counsel to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (1986-92), Special Counsel to The Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives (1996-97) and outside general counsel to various state agencies in Illinois.  He also served as Special Counsel to the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Public Schools (1997-2000).  His political experience includes serving as campaign manager for three campaigns for candidates seeking election to the Illinois House and he has consulted on many other campaigns.

He is currently the President of Knell Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in advocacy at the state level in Illinois and at the Federal level in D.C.   Professor Nemerovski has represented a wide variety of clients while generally specializing in healthcare.  He is best known for his work representing hospitals that disproportionately serve Medicaid patients, including the Association of Safety-net Community Hospitals, an organization that he created and has represented since 2004.

Professor Nemerovski is actively engaged in efforts to confront and develop solutions for political dysfunction and polarization in the American political system.  He produces the "None of The Above" television programming on Grassroots TV in Aspen CO.  He is also the author of the “E Party” series of political novels.  "E Party Volume I: Starting in The Middle" was published in 2010 and “E Party Volume II: Strange Bedfellows” is currently scheduled for release in 2016.

The Latest from Nemo

The Latest from Nemo

  • Monkey See, Monkey Do


    Perhaps the height of hypocrisy in our dysfunctional political system is the way in which our two major parties continue down the path of "Monkey See, Monkey Do" while avoiding issues that …


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