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Rob is a shareholder in the firm’s Federal Government Law & Policy group. He has represented clients before Congress and federal agencies from a variety of industries and in a number of policy areas, including trade, energy, environment, health care, biotechnology, transportation, financial services, manufacturing, tax, pensions, defense, and foreign relations. Rob has a depth of understanding of the rules of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and he has deep experience in legislative drafting. He previously served as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Wendell Ford, the former Senate Majority Whip.

Concentrations

  • Health care
  • Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • Foreign affairs

Capabilities

Experience

  • Assisted with development of legislation to clarify the emergency authority of the Food and Drug Administration
  • Helped develop appropriations provision to tailor funding relating to Zika virus prevention
  • Supported efforts to clarify House and Senate resolutions relating to Syrian refugees
  • Provided representation in relation to a Congressional investigation of terrorism financing
  • Advanced legislation to clarify liabilities under the federal Coal Act
  • Assisted in obtaining Congressional approvals related to international arms sales
  • Supported efforts to amend statutes relating to drug approval for use in developing countries
  • Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Wendell Ford, 1995-98

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Best Lawyers in America® "Top Listed – Government Relations," 2018

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of Kentucky
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia