Legal Firm Kilpatrick Stockton Adds High-Profile Partners to Government Relations Team

WASHINGTON, DC (January 24) – LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Kilpatrick Stockton announced today the addition of Partners Rob Harmala and Erik Huey to its growing Government Relations Team. Mr. Harmala and Mr. Huey are joining the firm’s Washington, DC office.

“Rob and Erik bring a wide-range of expertise and reflect the firm’s commitment to building a bi-partisan and diverse Government Relations Team,” stated Steve Baskin, Managing Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton Washington, DC Office. “Kilpatrick Stockton clients across numerous industry sectors will benefit from their extensive legislative, public policy, regulatory, and business experience. The entire firm looks forward to working with Rob and Erik.”

Mr. Harmala has over 13 years of experience in government and government relations serving on the staff of Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA); Counsel to the International Operations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and as a government relations attorney in a top 25 lobby practice at a law firm in Washington, DC. He has multiple areas of expertise, including intellectual property, appropriations, tax, telecommunications, Native American issues, and foreign relations. A significant portion of his practice is focused on work for Native American groups, which complements the firm’s expanding Native American Affairs Practice.

Mr. Harmala earned an A.B. from the University of California at Berkley and his J.D. from the University of Southern California. He is admitted to practice in California and Washington, DC.

Mr. Huey, recently named one of the country’s “100 Most Influential Media & Entertainment Lawyers” by Hollywood Reporter, has over 13 years of experience advocating public policy matters in the communications, media, and entertainment sectors. He specializes in legislative and regulatory advocacy before Congress, the Administration, and the FCC. Mr. Huey is actively involved in policy issues affecting the entertainment and media industries, including media concentration, broadcast decency, arts education and funding, artists’ first amendment rights, and protecting domestic film production. He has extensive experience in the area of telecommunications regulation of telephone, wireless, satellite, and high-speed Internet services, having previously worked in the Legislative & Regulatory Division of BellSouth Corporation’s General Counsel office. Mr. Huey, who has written three screenplays including one which was a finalist for the 2004 Sundance Feature Film Screenwriters Lab, is regularly quoted in leading publications on media and entertainment issues.

Mr. Huey earned a B.B.A., cum laude, from the University of Miami and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and Washington, DC.

Both Mr. Harmala and Mr. Huey have served in numerous positions for the Democratic Party in advisory committees and political campaigns across the country. They will be joining the Kilpatrick Stockton Government Relations Team leadership consisting of former member of the U.S. House of Representatives Elliott Levitas (D-GA), Senior Government Relations Advisor John Loving and Counsel Paula Hopper. For more information, please go to: http://www.kilpatrickstockton.com/legalservices/services_detail.aspx?ID=GREL

About Kilpatrick Stockton

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 500 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: Atlanta and Augusta, GA.; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, NC.; New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; London, England; and Stockholm, Sweden. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. For more, please go to www.kilpatrickstockton.com .

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