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House

Will the Republicans win the majority as pollsters expect? If so, who do the experts predict will hold key leadership positions? How will committee priorities change? What can the chamber accomplish with the rest of 2022?

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Lehman served as Chief of Staff for the House Republican Conference.  Her career began as counsel on the House Judiciary Committee Staff, where she served for eight years. She later served as special assistant to then-Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), as policy director to House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-TX), and director of coalitions and outreach for Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL).

In 2003, she assumed the top post under GOP Conference Chairman Deborah Pryce, managing the fourth-ranking Leadership office in the House of Representatives. In this role she was charged with crafting legislative and floor strategies for House Republicans while earning respect from members on both sides of the aisle.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Koch served over four years as chief of staff to Congressman Jim Davis. Mr. Koch’s career in public service began in 1988 with his work for former U.S. Representative Buddy MacKay. In the 1990s, he worked on both campaigns for the late Gov. Lawton Chiles, serving as the director of the reelection campaign in 1994. He went on to serve as chief of staff to then Lt. Gov. Buddy MacKay. Mr. Koch gained national exposure as the Florida Director for the Clinton/Gore presidential reelection campaign in 1996. From 1997-2002 he served as vice-president and principal of Dewey Square Group, a national public affairs firm.

Mr. Koch’s practice at Holland & Knight has ranged from issues relating to financial services, technology, health care, education and energy.

Senate

The Senate is up for grabs, and it’s anyone’s guess who will win the majority – or even if we’ll know who holds the majority by the time we meet. We’ll discuss the implications of potentially shifting power, including what happens if we have a split Congress or a one-party legislative majority.

Dimitri serves as the firm’s senior Senate Republican political liaison, coordinating on behalf of clients with GOP leadership, committee chairmen and members of the Senate Republican conference on issues critical to the firm’s clients.

Mr. Karakitsos has successfully worked with numerous clients on Capitol Hill and within the executive branch on issues ranging from energy and environment to trade and international treaties. He has advocated on behalf of companies on legislative initiatives including the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) reauthorization process, federal infrastructure bills, appropriations, tax reform proposals, as well as energy- and environment-related legislation.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Wooten was a lobbyist and consultant for a prominent Washington government relations and public relations firm. Mr. Wooten also served as interim senior vice president for government affairs for the National Football League.

In addition, Mr. Wooten served on three Senate committees for four senators. During his time on Capitol Hill, he served as the director of outreach and senior counsel for energy and tax on the Senate Committee on Finance, where he coordinated the committee’s communications to businesses and organizations. Mr. Wooten brings additional Senate experience from his time at the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and as the legislative director for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).

Executive Branch

While President Biden isn’t officially on the ballot, his administration’s future hinges on the results here. Will they be working mostly through Executive Order for the final two years of this term, or have the chance to continue with substantive legislative change?

Rich Gold is the leader of the firm’s Public Policy & Regulation Group and focuses his practice at the intersection of complex policy and political issues involving Congress, the executive branch and the media. The Public Policy & Regulation Group has been ranked among the top law and lobbying firms in Washington by publications including American Lawyer’s Influence MagazineLegal 500 United States guide, Financial Times and U.S. News – Best Lawyers guide. Mr. Gold has been recognized as a top lobbyist in Washington by The HillThe National JournalWashington SmartCEOSuper LawyersWashingtonian and The Washington Business Journal.

Mr. Gold served in the U.S. Senate for Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) as his advisor on environmental affairs where he worked on issues related to environmental side agreements of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During the Clinton administration, he was a special assistant to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Carol Browner, with whom he helped develop the EPA’s Superfund reform proposal and its administrative improvements package. Mr. Gold also served as a career lawyer in the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and Office of General Counsel, working on major rulemakings as well as significant Superfund cases.

Elizabeth Noll joined Holland & Knight in September 2022 after serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for House Affairs within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this role, she was intimately involved in the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act which provides clean energy investors and other industry leaders with immense business opportunities as they seek to participate in the nation’s transition.

Prior to working at DOE, Ms. Noll was vice president at the Coefficient Group. She previously served as Deputy Director of Congressional and External Affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she worked with Congress, the administration, and clean energy industry partners to develop federal clean energy policy for the building, transportation, and power sectors. Her experience includes testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on energy efficiency policies.

Mr. Louer focuses his practice on representing global communications and technology leaders – including internet infrastructure developers, consumer electronics providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). He advises these clients on internet privacy and data storage policy, internet infrastructure and supply chain issues, semiconductor investment strategies, and emerging challenges surrounding transportation technology, including vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicle regulatory, and legislative activity, among others.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Louer was a managing director and attorney at an American multinational law firm. Before that, he served as a senior advisor for two members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees regulated industries such as telecommunications, energy and healthcare.