Anthony J. Roda

Principal

Anthony Roda
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Tony Roda has been actively involved in public policy since 1982. Today, he is able to draw upon a depth of experience, and contacts in the legislative, regulatory and political areas to assist his clients meet their objectives in Washington.

Tony became associated with Williams & Jensen in 1992 and became a principal of the firm in 1995. He is adept at planning and executing the broad strategies and day-to-day tactics needed for success in Congress and the federal agencies, such as identifying and organizing bipartisan Congressional allies and private sector coalitions, drafting legislation, white papers and talking points, shaping legislative histories, preparing witnesses for Congressional hearings, and providing overall strategic advice. Tony has managed projects that have resulted in enacting changes to federal law (including the Internal Revenue Code), securing federal appropriations funding, and obtaining specific regulatory relief.

While handling a variety of subject areas, Tony has spent considerable time on federal taxation, national defense and intellectual property. He has spoken at several national conferences on law and legislation affecting public pensions and is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys. Tony has authored numerous articles on federal legislation and regulations affecting public pension plans.

Professional background

Prior to joining Williams & Jensen Tony worked for three Members of the U.S. House of Representatives – Congressmen Stewart McKinney of Connecticut, Steve Gunderson of Wisconsin and Minority Whip Newt Gingrich of Georgia – as well as a Member of the British House of Commons. At age 23 Tony was named Legislative Director to Congressman McKinney. During his tenure in the Leadership staff, he served as the point person for private sector coalition building and long-term legislative strategy.

Originally from Stamford, Connecticut, Tony and his wife Jennifer and their children Nicholas, Elizabeth and Caroline now live in Alexandria, Virginia. He coached youth baseball and softball for many years and served on the Board of Directors of Alexandria Little League. Tony is Vice Chairman of the University of Maryland’s Center for American Politics and Citizenship.

Education

  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1983
  • The Catholic University Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M., (Tax), 1995

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court