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Dickstein Shapiro Bolsters Public Policy & Political Law Practice with Addition of Two Seasoned Hill Advisors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dickstein Shapiro LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of David Thompson and Carrie-Lee Early who join the firm's Public Policy & Political Law Practice. Both bring extensive experience on Capitol Hill, David from his time as Assistant to the Speaker of the House and more recently as a Senior Vice President with the Capitol Hill Consulting Group, and Carrie-Lee from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Federal Communications Commission.   

"I have known David Thompson as a trusted member of my Congressional legislative staff for many years including much of my eight year tenure as Speaker of the House, and I am delighted that someone with his political savvy, integrity, and extensive experience will be joining Dickstein Shapiro," said former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, co-chair of the Public Policy & Political Law Practice. "Carrie-Lee also brings to our group significant government experience, both on the Hill and from the Federal Communications Commission, where her experience on international matters, particularly in the Middle East, will be immediately relevant to many of our clients. Their collective knowledge of law, government, and the public policy process will be a valuable resource to our clients."

"I am excited about the opportunity to once again work with former Speaker Hastert and to join the strong policy team at Dickstein Shapiro," said David Thompson. "I believe my understanding of Capitol Hill coupled with my experience bringing that knowledge to bear on behalf of clients will be a valuable complement to this team."

"I have tremendous respect for Dickstein Shapiro's Public Policy & Law Practice and I am excited to work with this distinguished team," said Carrie-Lee Early. "I look forward to leveraging the full scope of my experience, at the FCC and on the Hill, to assist clients in addressing their legal and policy challenges."

Most recently, David Thompson served as Senior Vice President of Capitol Hill Consulting Group, where he represented clients on issues related to appropriations, energy, health care, high-technology, and financial services. Prior to joining Capitol Hill Consulting Group, Mr. Thompson served as a longtime aide to former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), where he started working in 1993. He most recently served as Assistant to the Speaker for Policy, focusing on agriculture, energy, environment, judiciary, and natural resource issues. Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.

Carrie-Lee Early has worked in the political arena for almost 20 years. Most recently, Ms. Early worked as an attorney for the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, where she conducted research, legal analysis, investigation, and hearing preparation. From 2006-2013, she served in several roles at the Federal Communications Commission, culminating in her position as Branch Chief for the agency's International Bureau.  In that capacity, she supervised attorneys, economists, and telecom experts engaged in international telecom regulation and marketplace development. She holds a law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Public Policy & Political Law Practice at Dickstein Shapiro provides clients with sophisticated advocacy at both the federal and state level. Led by former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission Scott Thomas, the practice offers clients a wide range of legal and policy capabilities, including congressional lobbying, regulatory compliance, political law and ethics compliance, and congressional investigations.

Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Dickstein Shapiro LLP, a Market Leading Specialty FirmSM founded in 1953, is internationally recognized for its work with clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Dickstein Shapiro provides strategic counsel and develops multidisciplinary legal solutions by leveraging its core strengths—litigation, regulatory, transactions, and advocacy—to successfully advance clients' business interests.

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