Alston & Bird today announced several high-profile additions to its public policy ranks on both coasts and across the political spectrum. In Washington, D.C., Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, the youngest woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate, has joined the firm as legislative policy counsel, in addition to Robert Holifield, who served as staff director of the Senate Agriculture Committee under Senator Lincoln’s chairmanship. In California, Susan Kennedy, aptly recognized as “the most enduring force in state government of the last decade” by the Los Angeles Times, has joined the firm. Kennedy served as chief of staff to Governor Schwarzenegger and cabinet secretary to Governor Davis, and was pivotal to both administrations.
These impressive additions round out an already formidable public policy team that includes former presidential nominee and Majority Leader Senator Bob Dole; Congressman Billy Tauzin, former chair of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee; and Congressman Earl Pomeroy, former senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
To view the full press release for Senator Blanche Lincoln, please click here.
To view the full press release for Susan Kennedy, please click here