Brownstein is pleased to announce that Brian McGuire will join the firm’s Government Relations Department as a policy director and will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He will start June 12.
“In today’s political climate, we’re focused on adding great talent to our team that possesses the knowledge and understanding of the people and issues most important to our clients,” said Marc Lampkin, managing partner of Brownstein’s Washington, D.C., office, and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “Brian McGuire joining our team helps us address the most pressing issues of the new administration along with other recent hires including Drew Littman and Lori Harju. Brian brings to the firm a reputation of effectiveness and smart, strategic counsel.”
Since Nov. 2014, McGuire had served as U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) chief of staff in Washington, D.C., and was responsible for home-state priorities and advising on strategic communications, politics and policy. He also served as Sen. McConnell’s chief speechwriter and deputy communications director for eight years when McConnell served as the U.S. Senate Republican leader. Under the Bush administration, Brian served as the chief speechwriter for the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to that, he was a reporter and columnist.
McGuire earned his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor’s degree at St. John’s College.
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