Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of leading transportation policy specialist Patricia H. Doersch as a member of the firm's Transportation, Infrastructure and Local Government Public Policy Practice.
Ms. Doersch joins as Of Counsel, resident in the Washington DC office.
Carolina Mederos, Co-Chair of the Squire Patton Boggs Transportation, Infrastructure and Local Government Public Policy Groupsaid:
"Patty brings to Squire Patton Boggs a wealth of experience in shaping transportation policy and crafting legislation. Her time on the Hill and with DOT will be an asset for clients, who will benefit from an 'insider's' perspective, coupled with in-depth knowledge of complicated federal transportation and infrastructure credit and debt financing policies and requirements. We are thrilled to have her on board, especially as Congress commences to write a new surface transportation bill."
Immediately prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Ms. Doersch served as Legislative Counsel for the American Public Transportation Association, advocating on behalf of 1500 transit providers and private suppliers on Capitol Hill and at federal agencies on issues from transportation funding, finance and tax policy to wide-ranging Federal grant requirements such as Buy America.
Previously, she served as Majority Counsel for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Highways and Transit Subcommittee, advancing Congressional priorities on highway funding, environmental streamlining and motor carrier safety. There, she crafted the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act, which created the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and substantially increased funding for truck and bus safety enforcement, research and crash prevention. While a lawyer with the Federal Highway Administration, Ms. Doersch was the principal drafter of the Administration's bill reauthorizing the federal-aid highway program.
Ms. Doersch said:
"The strategic and substantive approach to lobbying that Squire Patton Boggs takes is what first attracted me to this firm. I look forward to working alongside such a talented group of colleagues, and to have the opportunity to help clients engage with Congress and federal agencies to craft solutions to their complex transportation issues."