Senior Policy Advisor to House Majority Leader Joins Brownstein

Senior Policy Advisor to House Majority Leader Joins Brownstein

The firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce the addition of Gina E. Mahony, a skilled Capitol Hill veteran, as a policy director in its Washington, D.C., office. With 11 years of legislative experience under her belt and more than five serving as a senior House leadership aide, Mahony left her post as Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.). On April 28, Mahony joined Brownstein's government relations group.

As Hoyer's Senior Policy Advisor, Mahony worked on issues related to financial services, telecommunications, trade, technology, intellectual property and education. Working with committees and other leadership offices, she developed and implemented floor strategy, and caucus outreach, and consulted with external stakeholders. Additionally, Mahony implemented outreach to coalition groups and consulted with key business trade associations on legislative priorities.

During the 2006 election cycle, Mahony also worked at AmeriPAC, Hoyer's Leadership PAC, where she spearheaded Hoyer's efforts to raise money for threatened incumbents and candidates.

"Gina's previous role as a liaison to the business community provides Brownstein with valuable insight on legislative priorities for the sector and the relationships necessary to develop coalitions and help meet clients' goals," said Al Mottur, managing partner of Brownstein's Washington D.C. office. "Gina has earned a stellar reputation on Capitol Hill, and we're looking forward to adding her legislative expertise to our team."

Prior to joining Rep. Hoyer's staff in 2003 Mahony worked as a senior legislative aide in the offices of then-Reps. Calvin Dooley (D-Calif.), Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) and Tim Roemer (D-Ind.). During her tenure on Capitol Hill, Mahony was also a lead staffer of the New Democrat Coalition, a group of moderate, pro-growth members of Congress with strong ties to the business community. As a staffer associated with the group, Mahony was key in developing and driving its education and technology policy agendas.

A D.C.-area native, Mahony graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Government and International Studies and earned a Master's in Education from Boston University.