Finkel Bolsters McGuireWoods Consulting’s Federal Practice

April 1, 2011

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“Louis has been on Capitol Hill in various capacities for nearly 18 years and will be a tremendous addition to our Washington office,” said L.F. Payne, president of McGuireWoods Consulting. “His experience, policy expertise and reputation of reaching across the aisle to get things done will be a tremendous asset for our clients and the Federal practice.”
Prior to joining MWC, he was a chief of staff for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology. Finkel helped advance the Committee’s legislative and oversight agenda while acting as staff director, administrator and the senior policy advisor to Committee Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN), who’s office he also worked for as legislative director from 1998-2001. He also served as director of policy and outreach for the Committee from 2007 to 2009. During his tenure, the Committee moved 150 bills and resolutions through the House, all of which were bipartisan.
Finkel also possesses valuable private sector experience representing Exxon Mobil before Congress. His duties included legislative advocacy, legislative and policy analysis, strategic planning and other related activities. He also worked for nearly five years as lobbyist with Lent Scrivner & Roth LLC.
Founded in 1998, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC is a full-service public affairs firm offering government relations, strategic communications & grassroots, and infrastructure and economic development 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 Washington D.C., Richmond, McLean, Atlanta, Chicago, Raleigh, Springfield, Illinois, and Bucharest, Romania. For more information, visit McGuireWoods Consulting’s website at
Louis’ arrival was featured in the April 7 edition of Politico‘s Suite Talk. To read the entire article, click here.