Ashley Harris Joins McGuireWoods Consulting

January 13, 2009

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ATLANTA – McGuireWoods Consulting LLC announced today that Ashley S. Harris joined the firm as vice president of its state government relations department.  Ms. Harris will provide counsel and strategic advice to clients enabling them to meet their corporate and public affairs objectives.
“Ashley’s combination of legal, communications and public affairs experience is a perfect fit for our practice at McGuireWoods Consulting,” said Frank B. Atkinson, chairman of McGuireWoods Consulting.  “She will be able to enhance our core public-affairs offerings in Atlanta and the entire Southeast region of the United States.”
Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Ms. Harris was most recently director of government affairs for Waste Management, Inc., the nation’s leading waste disposal firm.  She supported lobbyists in 12 Southeastern states working to enact and defeat legislation that impacted the waste industry.
Before joining Waste Management, Ms. Harris was an associate with Carlock, Copeland, LLC. She has also worked for McKenna Long & Aldridge, Lowendick, Cuzdey, Ehremann & Wagner, LLC, and as a legislative assistant for FultonCounty.
In addition to her legislative and legal background, Ms. Harris has communications experience as a former associate producer for Cox Interactive Media and as a television reporter for WRBL-TV in Columbus.
Founded in 1998, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC is a full-service public affairs firm offering government relations, strategic communications & grassroots, and business expansion services.  McGuireWoods Consulting is a subsidiary of the McGuireWoods law firm, named one of the “most prestigious” firms in the world by the Vault Guide to Top 100 Law Firms, 2008. McGuireWoods Consulting has offices in WashingtonD.C., Richmond, McLean, Atlanta, Chicago, Raleigh, Springfield, Illinois, and Bucharest, Romania. For more information, visit McGuireWoods Consulting’s website at