Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that LaKeitha Anderson will be joining its federal Government Relations team in Washington, D.C., as a policy director, further enhancing its Democratic expertise and advocacy strength.
Anderson joins Brownstein after leading government relations efforts for a large consumer goods company. She will guide companies in highly regulated industries through local, state and federal policy arenas, building coalitions of diverse stakeholders and liaising with constituency groups. Her background will allow her to blend communications and advocacy strategies to protect brands and position her clients for success. As legislators and regulators consider actions impacting her clients, Anderson will engage Democratic policymakers, particularly in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, to provide insight into their thinking. She will also lead our efforts to build relationships with key grasstops and third-party advocacy groups that influence the policy debate on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch. She will focus on health care, commerce, tax and trade issues.
“The relationships LaKeitha has fostered from her many years advocating in Washington, including her service on the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Corporate Board and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Corporate Advisory Council, are a great complement to our team and bipartisan approach,” said Marc Lampkin, Brownstein’s Government Relations Department chair. “We’re pleased to have LaKeitha join us as we continue to help our clients navigate the new Congress and administration.”
A native Texan, she began her career as a legislative assistant for Texas State Rep. Helen Giddings before serving in the Texas Senate as an aide to the Finance Committee. Anderson would go on to serve as director of intergovernmental relations for the city of Dallas and is also involved with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc. in Dallas.
“I’m honored to be joining Brownstein’s team in Washington. The firm has a track record of success in engaging on complex policy that has profound effects on the business community, and I look forward to working on those issues with such an experienced and accomplished group,” added Anderson.
Anderson earned her B.A. from the University of North Texas and her MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.