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Becker Expands Federal Lobbying Practice with Neri Martinez in Washington, D.C.

Becker Expands Federal Lobbying Practice with Neri Martinez in Washington, D.C.

April 8, 2024 – Washington, D.C. — Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists, and other professionals throughout the U.S., is pleased to announce that Neri Martinez has joined the firm as a Senior Government Relations Consultant in the firm’s federal lobbying practice in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Martinez most recently served as Chief of Staff for Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in the 118th Congress and as Senator Scott’s Staff Director for the Senate Committee on Aging in the 117th Congress. Previously, she was a Department of Energy political appointee under both Secretary Rick Perry and Secretary Dan Brouillette as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity.

Prior, she was the Executive Director of the Republican State Leadership Committee’s Future Majority Project and Hispanic Outreach Director in North Carolina for the Republican National Committee during the 2012 presidential cycle and worked in the government affairs department of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

Omar Franco, chair of Becker’s Federal Lobbying Practice in Washington, D.C. said, “Neri’s deep bench of experience, long list of accomplishments and results and diverse community engagement will be a great resource for our clients.”

Bert Gómez, Becker’s Senior Corporate and Government Relations Director added, “We are excited to grow our busy federal lobbying group with Neri and her extensive senior-level international and domestic political and business network. We know our clients will welcome the expansion of our capabilities and services with Neri on board.”

Neri Martinez stated, “I am thrilled to be joining the collegial, bipartisan federal lobbying team at Becker, where I have known several of the talented government relations consultants for years. It will be great to collaborate and contribute to the continued success of the group and our clients.”

Ms. Martinez has served on the board of directors of RightNow Women PAC, Running Start, and as a member of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association, The Millennial Action Council, Maverick PAC, and The Advisory Board to the Senate Republican Task Force on Hispanic Affairs and Vital Voices Young Leaders Council.

Ms. Martinez received her BBA from Florida International University (FIU) and a Global Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She holds a Diversity and Inclusion certificate from Cornell University and an executive certificate from FIU and the Organization of American States on cybersecurity leadership. She is currently pursuing a second Masters of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies at the U.S. Naval War College and is enrolled in the American Military University’s Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership. She is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

Ranked in Bloomberg Government’s Top Performing Lobbying Firms Report for 2023, Becker’s Federal Lobbying Team includes Washington, D.C. and state capitol insiders, Capitol Hill veterans, former high-level administration officials and agency experts, and former in-house corporate lobbyists. The team is highly regarded by members of Congress, congressional and committee staff, state legislators, third-party trade and industry organizations, and executive branch personnel as effective advocates for their clients’ interests.

At its core, the team is diverse and bipartisan, enabling Becker to work successfully on both sides of the aisle. Because of the team’s collective years of experience working on Capitol Hill and inside D.C. and state political circles, they are skilled in identifying strategic opportunities for their clients, particularly with the Appropriations, Commerce, Financial Services, Judiciary, Small Business, Transportation, Veterans Affairs and Ways & Means Committees.

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