Legal Announcements – Former Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Joins Bryan Cave Strategies

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 8, 2008 – LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – Waldo McMillan, has joined Bryan Cave Strategies LLC as vice president and counsel, after having held high-level positions in both government and the non-profit sector. An affiliate of the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP, Bryan Cave Strategies provides government relations and strategic counsel to corporations, trade associations and non-profit organizations.

“The Bryan Cave family is pleased that Waldo has joined us. During Waldo’s tenure in Washington, DC he has developed an impressive wide-ranging resume,” says Don Lents, chairman of Bryan Cave. “The work and challenges he faced while working in Majority Leader Reid’s office and as General Counsel at the One Economy Corporation helped him develop the skills and commitment essential to the approach we take at Bryan Cave in servicing our clients. We look forward to the role he will play in increasing Bryan Cave’s presence throughout Washington, DC.”

From 2004-2007, McMillan served as counsel for business affairs and strategic outreach to Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid. Immediately prior to joining the firm, he led the legal affairs and public policy efforts of One Economy Corporation as its first-ever vice president and general counsel.

During his time with Sen. Reid, McMillan was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive outreach strategy to the business community on behalf of the leader and the entire Democratic Caucus. In this role, he organized and led policy working groups on many legislative issues before the Senate, including terrorism risk insurance, health IT, transportation and bankruptcy reform. In addition to his outreach duties, McMillan also served as a principal floor aide to the leader, where he monitored the daily proceedings and legislative activities on the Senate floor.

At One Economy, McMillan oversaw the legal and operational functions of a global technology organization with offices and programs in 42 states, South Africa, Jordan, Canada and Turkey. He also advocated the company’s public policy agenda at the federal, state and local governmental levels, and he authored One Economy’s policy blueprint, “A National Blueprint for Technology and the Public Good.”

A native of Wilmington, Delaware, McMillan, 28, received his J.D. in 2004 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as chairperson of the Penn Law Moot Court Board and senior editor of the Journal of International Economic Law. He received his B.A. in 2001, magna cum laude, in political science from Howard University. McMillan is a frequent speaker on the topics of technology, public policy and religion. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

“I’ve known Waldo since the time he started out as a Leadership Fellow in Senator Reid’s office more than seven years ago,” says Susan McCue, former long-time Chief of Staff to Majority Leader Harry Reid and influential communications consultant. “He is smart, hardworking, and has political wisdom beyond his years. Bryan Cave Strategies is truly getting a rising star. ”

For clients facing a public affairs battle or difficult public policy climate, Bryan Cave Strategies designs and manages effective issue and legislative campaigns that produce winning results. Founded in 2005, Bryan Cave Strategies offers clients a bipartisan team that specializes in developing innovative strategic plans and managing complex, large-scale issue campaigns to address public affairs challenges before and after they happen.

Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries Bryan Cave International Trade LLC and Bryan Cave Strategies LLC, provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 900 lawyers and other consulting professionals in 21 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.

For more information, contact:
Raychiel Webb
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