Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that Jerome Murray, who most recently served as chief of staff to Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D–VI), will join the firm as a policy director in the government relations department. He will focus on health and technology policy and has extensive legislative and management, communications, strategic outreach, coalition building and business planning experience.
“We are excited for Jerome to join our thriving team,” said Marc Lampkin, Brownstein’s government relations department chair. “He is a gifted congressional and caucus group liaison. That, coupled with his private sector experience, makes him a great fit for our practice that is focused on advocating for clients at the intersection of business, law and politics.”
Prior to serving as chief of staff to Rep. Plaskett, Murray spent four years at Merck advocating on manufacturing and supply chain issues, anti-counterfeiting, trade, and issues before the FDA, as well as on antibiotics and drug resistance, diabetes, hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. Before joining Merck he served as legislative director to former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), worked as a senior manager for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and served as associate director of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. He started his career on the Hill as the staff assistant in the office of former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), ultimately obtaining the position of legislative director. Murray also served as an intern for Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-MA) in Washington, D.C.
Murray received his B.S. in public relations from the Boston University College of Communication and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government with a Master of Government Administration and a certificate in public finance.