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Assisted aviation technology client with innovative technology garner support in appropriations funding and report language, through honing of policy message, developing compelling policy materials, garnering GAO involvement, and strategic cultivation of Congressional champions.

On behalf of a benefits client, drafted legislative text, developed a multi-faceted lobbying strategy, engaged in bipartisan, bicameral, legislative-administration lobbying, served as technical drafting counsel, provided procedural counsel, and reduced official revenue score to get reform package passed in the Senate and eventually enacted as part of year-end legislation.

Counseled and represented witness before US House of Representatives Select Committee Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence including representation in closed committee hearing and public testimony before Full Committee in Impeachment Inquiry, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and Senate Finance Committee, and in connection with investigation by United States Attorney.
Represented and advocated on range of issues before FERC, DOE, PHMSA, EPA, and on Capitol Hill, related to development of a multi-billion dollar U.S. energy export project.

Advocated on behalf of large business trade organization on range of issues to advance America’s global leadership in capital formation, including in Brussels, Washington, DC, and London. Advised client on comparative financial legislative and regulatory reform developments in the EU, UK, and US, and provided strategic advice and lobbying to advance objectives. 

Counseled, represented, and advocated on behalf of a major international offshore drilling company during multiple US congressional investigations and in hearings before the UK House of Commons related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Represented a major railroad on range of multi-faceted legislative projects to enhance and fund infrastructure, including: expanding rail infrastructure and creating new port facilities; advancing legislation to improve connections to port and rail intermodal facilities and to make intermodal projects eligible for federal funding; and advancing legislation on the development and implementation of positive train control technology, including legislation to create federal funding programs to help pay for the development of the technology.

On behalf of standard setting client, successfully amended report language in the appropriations bill to more directly focus on policy issue under debate. Undertook targeted strategy to work directly with Congressional Leadership and key members of the authorizing and appropriating committees.

Represented a financial services provider navigate multiple rounds of rulemaking over multiple administrations, combining regulatory comments and meetings with authorizing and appropriations legislative and White House advocacy to position the client as a thought leader in the space and secure a positive outcome.

Routinely assist major corporations, trade associations, corporate PACs, political committees, campaigns, political professionals, and political donors on range of government ethics and lobbying disclosure issues, including: political ethics compliance and training; PAC formation; federal, state, and local lobbying, campaign, and political compliance programs; FEC advisory opinions and enforcement actions; and FARA registration and reporting.

Assisted health care provider in expediting significantly delayed state license by working with Governor's office and members of general assembly to move process forward, allowing two facilities to begin accepting patients in need of services.

Represented large staffing agency before Congress and implementing agencies to ensure business model appropriately addressed through representative examples in Affordable Care Act implementing guidance, including engaging in research and advocacy to reinforce implementing agencies statutory authority to facilitate a workable solution.

For a maritime fisheries client facing millions of dollars of unexpected costs due to agency issues with implementation, iteratively drafted creative legislative solutions, reframed into compelling messaging, and built a strong set of sympathetic, energetic Congressional champions to ensure resolution in an appropriations measure.

For over four decades, represented international maritime organization consisting of world’s largest companies in the industry and transporting 90 percent of global containerized cargo. Serving as the organization's general counsel, obtaining government approvals, maintaining regulatory compliance, and advising at meetings. Advised the organization through continuous changes in legal and regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions; a technological revolution; and shifting economic, political, environmental and security contexts and requirements.

For over two decades, provided strategic counsel and lobbying for company in postal industry.  Supported by a broad, bipartisan team, assisted on wide range of government affairs matters, from: enactment and implementation of key postal reform and legislative issues; representation before Postal Regulatory Commission and court system; building and strengthening of key relationships over multiple Congresses and Administrations; building knowledge base of key issues among policymakers; and assisting in policy development as technological innovation reshapes the industry.

On behalf of clients in the commercial space industry, secured hundreds of millions of dollars in appropriations under multiple programs to advance research, demonstrate technologies, deploy new capabilities, and promote in-space manufacturing.

During tax reform debate of 2017, engaged in successful Senate amendment strategy, later adopted through a manager's amendment in final negotiations, to strike provision that would have limited access to important retirement savings options.

Established coalition of quantum computing industry’s early players to influence policy, with the objective of advancing the industry.  We have assisted in enacting critical legislation to the industry, including bill text that supports the industry vis-a-vis international competition, and helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars in appropriations for research and development.

Represented clients in a range of industries before the Administration to secure China and steel tariff exclusions, resulting in companies’ prospective savings and duty refunds of millions of dollars.

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