We are pleased to inform you that Paul R. Noe, Counselor to the Admini…

We are pleased to inform you that Paul R. Noe, Counselor to the Administrator at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has joined as partner in the government relations firm C&M Capitolink LLC, an affiliate of the international law firm Crowell & Moring LLP. Noe, who has more than 20 years of experience in environmental and administrative law, also will be able to provide legal services to clients as counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Natural Resources & Environmental (NR&E) Group.

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Please let me know if you would be interested in setting up an interview with Paul or would like a photo. You can reach me directly at 202-508-8750 or via email at [email protected]

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Jessica

Jessica Jobe
Media, PR & Communications Specialist
Crowell & Moring
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OMB COUNSELOR TO THE ADMINISTRATOR JOINS C&M CAPITOLINK AND CROWELL & MORING

Washington, D.C. – May 25, 2006: Paul R. Noe, Counselor to the Administrator at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has joined as partner in the government relations firm C&M Capitolink LLC, an affiliate of the international law firm Crowell & Moring LLP. Noe, who has more than 20 years of experience in environmental and administrative law, also will be able to provide legal services to clients as counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Natural Resources & Environmental (NR&E) Group.

“Our clients understand that achieving results demands more than just reacting to agency proposals. It involves looking at the regulatory process as a whole and proactively working to build in quality from the start. Paul’s substantial experience will provide clients a unique understanding of how to navigate in the rulemaking and legislative process,” said John Thorne, Ph.D., president of C&M Capitolink.

Noe is the third new partner in recent months to join C&M Capitolink, which has doubled in size since 2004. As Counselor to the Administrator at the OMB, Noe helped lead interagency reviews of draft regulations and analyses from the Environment Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health & Human Services, Department of the Interior, Department of Energy, and Department of Commerce. His work included the review of draft rules on issues such as environmental, natural resources, energy, food and drug, agriculture, and biotechnology. Noe also helped to develop and oversee government-wide regulatory reform initiatives, including risk assessment, information quality, peer review, and good guidance practices.

“Effective administrative advocacy requires a strong command of policy, technical and legal analysis, as well as sound political judgment. C&M Capitolink and Crowell & Moring offer me the opportunity to be part of talented teams that pull together these diverse disciplines to help clients engage in the regulatory and legislative process from start to finish,” said Noe.

Prior to his role at OMB, Noe served as Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, now known as the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. While at the Senate, Noe focused on regulatory reform legislation, administrative and environmental law, federalism, energy policy, privacy, and oversight of the Executive Branch. Noe received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, in 1990.

About C&M Capitolink LLC
Since 1993, Capitolink, and later C&M Capitolink, has provided expert technical, policy development, and public affairs services to clients seeking policy advice, government relations, and lobbying assistance before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies. The bipartisan group has extensive experience working in the industry, having served as legislative staff for individual members of the U.S. House and Senate, as professional staff for House and Senate Committees, and in leadership roles in the Executive Branch. Noe is the third partner to join Capitolink since March, when the firm announced the addition of Patrick J. Donnelly, Ph.D. and Paul D. Behrends. Visit C&M Capitolink online at http://www.cmcapitolink.com.

About Crowell & Moring LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys practicing in litigation, antitrust, government contracts, corporate, intellectual property and more than 40 other practice areas. More than two-thirds of the firm’s attorneys regularly litigate disputes on behalf of domestic and international corporations, start-up businesses, and individuals. Crowell & Moring’s extensive client work ranges from advising on one of the world’s largest telecommunications mergers to representing governments and corporations on international arbitration matters. Based in Washington, D.C., the firm also has offices in Brussels, California and London. Visit Crowell & Moring online at http://www.crowell.com.

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