rideshareRide-share companies in the last several years have assembled a team of high-profile and politically connected lobbying and consulting organizations to influence city and state government in New York, records at the Joint Commission on Public Ethics show.

Lobbying for ride-share apps will likely continue to play a key role in the 2016 legislative session, as both Uber and its competitor Lyft are seeking entrance into the upstate New York market.

Both companies have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars so far this year alone: Uber fought back against a New York City Council proposal the company believed would have hindered its growth in the five boroughs. Lyft, meanwhile, was shut out of operating upstate cities, and is now seeking a regulatory insurance framework to do so.

As such, both companies already have in place high-profile lobbying shops, according to the most recent data.

Lobbying filings show Lyft has retained Berlin Rosen, a consulting firm with ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration and has done campaign work for a host of elected officials, including Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Lyft has also turned to David Yassky LLC, run by the former taxi commissioner under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

On the state level, Lyft this year retained Albany Strategic Advisors, the firm that includes CEO Allison Lee, a prominent Albany lobbyist.

Uber, meanwhile, has on its side Patrick Jenkins & Associates, a lobbying firm founded by an ally of the new Assembly speaker, Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie.

Dentons, a firm that includes Democratic former Sen. Craig Johnson — who has close ties to Sen. Jeff Klein and the Independent Democratic Conference — was also retained by Uber this year to lobby both the state and on the local level.

On the communications front, Uber has also in recent months hired Matt Wing, a former press secretary for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as well as Josh Gold, a former political director for the Hotel Trades Council who also conducted de Blasio’s universal pre-kindergarten campaign.

Still, the fight over expanding ride sharing could be a contentious one, and reignite the feud between Cuomo and de Blasio.

Cuomo has signaled repeatedly he supports ride sharing in upstate cities and said on Wednesday he would back a statewide system to oversee and license Uber and Lyft, a move that could supersede New York City’s oversight.

“You would have a statewide license and then local governments could do local regulations,” he said. “But you would have a statewide license for statewide operators. When you think about it, it can’t work otherwise.”