May 06, 2016

Tracey L. Mancini
Marketing Communications Manager
(716) 847-8340


Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP, a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence, announced the addition of Oliver Hays as communications and proposal manager.

In his new role, Mr. Hays will manage public relations for all of Phillips Lytle’s eight offices, as well as develop new business strategies and proposals for the firm.

Most recently, Mr. Hays was senior public relations manager at The Martin Group in Buffalo, where he managed media relations for a number of clients in a variety of industries including banking, insurance and legal.

Prior to that, Mr. Hays was communications manager for retail business at First Niagara Bank in Buffalo. In this role, he managed internal and external communications for the company’s branch network, as well as small business and investment services groups.

Mr. Hays started his career in studio production at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. where he primarily worked on the network’s NFL shows and received an Emmy Award for contributions to SportsCenter.

Mr. Hays earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Connecticut, and his Masters of Business Administration at the University at Buffalo.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices across New York State and in Washington, D.C. and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base, including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle-market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit