Dentons Global Advisors Extends Capabilities into US Federal Government Relations

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Dentons Global Advisors Government Relations Formed as a Subsidiary

Washington, DC – January 20, 2022 — Dentons Global Advisors, an elite multidisciplinary advisory firm, today announced the formation of a wholly-owned subsidiary to provide federal government relations services in the United States, extending the firm’s capabilities and deepening the pool of expertise available to clients.

Dentons Global Advisors has established this new entity with a core team led by Sander Lurie, Brad Queisser and John Russell, all Capitol Hill and campaign veterans who have an extensive track record in federal legislative and administrative lobbying. Lurie, Queisser and Russell join from Dentons Global Advisors’ partner, Dentons, the world’s largest law firm.

This transition will further strengthen Dentons and Dentons Global Advisors’ collaborative offering and comes in direct response to requests from clients who require nuanced counsel – offered through both the lens of a law firm and from outside a law firm – given the highly dynamic environment in which they operate.

“Establishing a federal government relations capability in the United States deepens our ability to meet our clients’ needs of today and anticipate their needs of tomorrow,” said Edward Reilly, Chief Executive Officer of Dentons Global Advisors. “We have worked closely with Sander, Brad and John since the launch of Dentons Global Advisors, collaborating on a number of client engagements, so this will be a seamless addition to our suite of services and will provide clients with integrated solutions to complex challenges and strategies for capturing growth opportunities.”

“Sander, Brad and John are top-flight practitioners with whom I have worked closely for many years,” said Joe Andrew, Dentons Global Chairman. “They each have an acute understanding of the challenges their clients are navigating and I look forward to seeing the results they will deliver as part of Dentons Global Advisors Government Relations.”

Sander Lurie

Sander Lurie has spent 35 years working in Washington, DC, on legislative and public policy issues in the US Senate as a chief of staff, legislative director and committee staffer, as well as in the private sector. His policy areas of expertise include budget, tax, appropriations, health care, financial services, transportation and trade. Mr. Lurie served as Chief of Staff to Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a member of the Senate Democratic leadership and has been named a “Top Lobbyist” in 2016 and 2018 – 2021 by The Hill newspaper.

Brad Queisser

Brad Queisser represents companies, municipalities and organizations with significant policy and regulatory matters before Congress and the Executive Branch. He has extensive experience throughout the public and private sectors, including serving as director of government relations for a leading law firm, holding several positions within the Democratic National Committee, and serving in two gubernatorial administrations in Indiana.

John Russell

John Russell worked for nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, serving on the leadership staffs of a speaker, a House majority whip and the chairman of the House Campaign Committee. He has worked both extensively and effectively in the legislative, communications and campaign arenas. His strong and nuanced working knowledge of the policy, political and personal aspects of Washington, DC, allows him to design winning strategies to accomplish dynamic policy and market objectives. Mr. Russell has represented clients in the Health, Energy, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Municipal and Sovereign space. He was named a “Top Lobbyist” in 2018 – 2021 by The Hill newspaper.

About Dentons Global Advisors

Dentons Global Advisors is an expert-led advisory firm that provides integrated solutions for clients in an increasingly complex, regulated and interconnected business environment. Comprising Albright Stonebridge Group, Interel and a deep bench of communications and strategy consultants, we help clients engage with governments and regulatory bodies, navigate public disclosures and transactions within the private and capital markets, and manage their reputations through critical moments of change, challenge or opportunity. Our relationship with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, means clients can draw upon integrated legal expertise and strategic advisory services when and where they need them. To learn more, visit dentonsglobaladvisors.com.

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