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Williams and Jensen hires Doucet and Jones
SCOOP…WILLIAMS AND JENSEN HIRES DOUCET AND JONES: The lobbying and law firm Williams and Jensen has tapped Democratic lobbyists Shane Doucet and Andrew Jones, the firm tells PI. The two new hires will help strengthen Williams and Jensen’s healthcare, energy and telecommunications practice groups. Doucet comes to Williams and Jensen with nearly two decades of Washington experience — most recently serving as a partner at the firm Locke Lord Strategies. He’s also done stints at the National Federation of Independent Business and on the staff of Rep. Chris John (D-La.) on Capitol Hill.
Williams & Jensen Adds to Bi-Partisan Team
Washington, DC - The lobbying law firm of Williams & Jensen announced the hiring of Democrats Shane Doucet and Andrew Jones to strengthen its robust practice groups in healthcare, energy and telecommunications.
Doucet comes to Williams & Jensen with over 17 years of experience working in Washington. He most recently served as a partner in Locke Lord Strategies where he assisted clients in healthcare, energy, law enforcement, public pension and public affairs. Doucet also lobbied for the National Federation of Independent Business after serving on the staff of Rep. Chris John (D-LA), a former member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He also currently serves in the DC Air National Guard.
Jones joins Williams & Jensen after serving as Legislative Director and Counsel to Democratic Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), also a Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). Before that, Jones served as Counsel to current Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX). Over the course of his tenure on the Hill, Jones worked closely with Hispanic Caucus Members and managed a diverse portfolio of issues including telecommunications, health, energy, and financial services while also managing the Congressman’s Legislative team.
“Shane and Andy bring a great deal of experience and policy background that will serve our clients well,” said Steve Hart, Chairman and CEO of Williams & Jensen. “We are excited to have these seasoned professionals join our team to help our clients navigate the challenges and complexities they often encounter.”
Williams & Jensen was founded in 1970 and has since grown to become one of the few leading independent law firms in Washington with a practice focused primarily on lobbying. On a daily basis, we help companies and organizations in the U.S. and around the world influence legislation and public policy process in Washington with highly effective government relations, grounded in technically proficient law. The firm's record of winning in Washington has attracted a clientele of leading companies, trade associations, and institutions, many relying on the firm's services for more than three decades.
Dark Pools: What Are They and What Does the Future Hold for Them?
Williams & Jensen's David Franasiak, Joel Oswald, Eric Robins and Rebecca Konst examine dark pools, their role in trading and their regulation in this article in Micro-Cap Review Magazine: "Dark pools refer to alternative trading systems (ATS) that do not publicly display bids and offers in their quotes and are not required to identify the particular ATS that executed the trade. In contrast, the trade reports of registered exchanges such as the NASDAQ or New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) are required to identify the trading venue that executed the trade. Dark pools have been around since the 1980s as "upstairs" trading in formal exchanges and generally handle institutional investors that trade sizeable positions in a company's shares. These trades remain anonymous in dark pools so as to avoid possible adverse price movements in the market driven by these trades." The article begins on page 16.
Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service Endorses Postal Reform Act
The Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service, co-managed by Williams & Jensen Principal Ben Cooper, was featured on the House Oversight and Government Reform website for its endorsement of critical postal reform legislation - H.R. 2748. The bill was marked up and approved by the Committee on July 24.
U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold briefing on the New Silk Road
Williams & Jensen Principal Eric Stewart will be speaking at a briefing held by the U.S. Helsinki Commission on Wednesday, July 31. "The New Silk Road Strategy: Implications for Economic Development in Central Asia" will be held at 2:00 PM in Room 304 of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington. Eric Stewart is the Executive Director of the U.S.-Turkmen Business Council.