Bill Anaya advises clients regarding their business before Congress, federal agencies and the Administration, and advocates for public policy outcomes that affect the bottom line. He is a member of Alston & Bird’s Legislative and Public Policy Group – a team that is consistently recognized as one of the top lobbying firms in the country by publications such as Chambers USA and The Washington Business Journal. As leader of the Firm’s political law practice, he counsels clients on political governance, campaign finance, Lobbying Disclosure Act, government ethics and related compliance matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Bill served as vice president of global government affairs in Motorola's Washington office, where he led public policy and business development initiatives. Bill is a former advisor to one of the nation's leading members of Congress, Representative John Dingell, chairman-emeritus of the Committee on Energy & Commerce.
Bill has worked with key government and industry stakeholders on highly complex business challenges, including representing client interests on matters involving communications and technology, energy, environment, financial services, trade, transportation, tax, health, trade, intellectual property, as well as appropriations, government procurement, and global competitiveness.
- Represents a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to clients including corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals.
- Represents a leading international manufacturer of residential and commercial heating, cooling and water heating solutions and appliances on energy policy matters at the federal government level.
- Represents the leading software solutions provider enabling smart grid, energy trading and risk management, transmission scheduling, congestion management, and market management on a range of energy and cyber-security policy matters.
- Represents a global leader in mobile communications hardware and information technology software on a range of intellectual property and trade policy matters.
- Represents a leading multinational manufacturer of diesel engines, commercial and military trucks, and buses on a range of federal public policy issues.
- Represents a global leader in broadband and other wireless and wireline communications on telecom and technology policy issues before the federal government.
- Represents a range of leading business entities before the Federal Election Commission with respect to federal election law and Political Action Committee compliance matters.
- Represents a range of leading business entities on compliance matters regarding the Lobbying Disclosure Act and government ethics and gift rules.
- Represents the owner of a leading automotive franchise organization on issues related to the transportation and financial services sector.
- Represents the leading business furniture rental companies and serves as the executive director of the industry's trade association.
- Represents a global transportation technology leader in the transfer of an asset with national security value
- Represented a gaming industry leader on legislative and administrative issues affecting casino operations.
- Represented a significant real estate investor on legislative and administrative matters related to federal land acquisition.
- Represented a coalition of leading energy companies on a range of energy policy issues affecting the business of developing remote transmission for renewable energy projects.
- Represented a leading online travel company on legislative issues affecting the industry.
- Represented a commercial real estate firm in the restructuring of $200 million in commercial, mortgage-backed securities.
- Represented one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America on energy policy and other matters affecting the grocery industry.
- Represented a leading wireless broadband smart grid communication systems provider to the utility, oil and gas, and renewable energy industries on communications policy issues.
- Led the campaign for the enactment of legislation to direct the national transition from analog to digital television.
- Advised the prevailing party in a seminal securities case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
With the victory of President Obama, Americans decided that, with major economic indicators trending positive, it would be best to stay the course with the incumbent. Obama’s first term in office saw a revitalization of the U.S. auto industry, a sharp rebound in the stock market, positive growth in the economy and a steady, albeit slow and by no means sufficient, increase in job growth. Ultimately, these positive economic indicators were enough to sway an electorate that continues to place more blame for the currently weak economy on former President George W. Bush.
November 7, 2012
This advisory discusses Department of Energy (DOE) conservation investigations and how businesses may be facing exposure on the basis of practices believed to be lawful for the last 35 years. In 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) launched a rigorous campaign of regulatory enforcement seeking to impose penalties on manufacturers, distributors and private labelers for perceived failures to satisfy federally mandated energy and water conservation standards and reporting requirements. Now, the DOE may unilaterally enforce its regulations even when it has not received any complaints. Those regulations require compliance with the standards and particularized reporting through a DOE-specific system. Moreover, the DOE is creating testing policies that are inconsistent with many longstanding industry-consensus standards and practices that may require manufacturers to redesign their products and re-evaluate their certification filings.
October 3, 2012
- Serves on the Executive Advisory Board at the Notre Dame Law School
- Member of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association
- Served on the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association
- Served on an Advisory Board to the Washington Capitals
- Served as the Chairman of the Technology Policy Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers
- Served as a Member of a U.S. Delegation to the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union, to negotiate global Internet telephony resolutions
- Served as a Member of the Industry Executive Subcommittee of the President of the United States' National Security and Telecommunications Advisory Committee
- Member, United States Supreme Court Bar