Public Policy Specialist

24 Jul, 2020


Public Policy Specialist

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Washington, DC

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking a Public Policy Specialist in the Public Law & Policy practice reporting directly to assigned attorney(s), advisor(s) and Public Law & Policy Practice Manager. The position will reside in the Washington, DC office and will be responsible for supporting the needs of the Public Law & Policy practice.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Conduct extensive, in-depth and time-sensitive research and package findings.
  • Keep abreast of pending legislation, industry trends and current events that impact clients and perspective clients with a special focus on the areas of tax and/or healthcare.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the legislative process and Capitol Hill and have the ability to maintain key relationships as needed.
  • Attend and summarize congressional hearings.
  • Coordinate and/or attend meetings for and with members of the PLP team (and other practices) our clients, and with members of congress and/or their staff.
  • Monitor and report on client-relevant media.
  • Draft client facing talking points, articles, briefings, client alerts, letters and other memoranda.
  • Assist with client development, including conducting research and working with business development on presentations and proposals.
  • Proofread and review the work of others.
  • Other legislative support functions as required.

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Basic knowledge of the legislative process required
  • Spanish Fluency Preferred
  • Political or campaign experience a plus, but not required
  • Understanding of political and legislative processes
  • Familiarity with FEC and LDA reporting a plus but not required
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office including Word and Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to work proactively and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize among competing tasks under pressure and time constraints
  • Good judgment and a strong sense of responsibility, integrity and loyalty
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of client, firm and office information and adhering to the Firm’s Core Values
  • Commitment to professional growth and development

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Job posted: 2020-07-24