WASHINGTON DC—Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Steve Vest has joined the firm as a senior policy advisor in the Legislative and Government Affairs Practice in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Vest, who has decades of public and private sector experience, recently served as the senior vice president of global public policy for Time Warner Inc.
Mr. Vest regularly advises members of Congress, senior leaders in the federal government, media and entertainment companies, and cable and telecommunications businesses on all aspects of policy, government affairs, regulatory, and political issues. He served as vice president of government relations for News Corporation and later became the vice president of congressional affairs for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). After spending a short time at Gemstar-TV Guide and at an international law firm, Mr. Vest returned to NCTA as senior vice president of government relations. He is a seasoned Capitol Hill veteran who began his career serving as a legislative assistant, legislative director, and chief of staff for several members of Congress, where he worked on issues related to cable and telecommunications reform, broadcast regulation, federal elections, oversight, and the day-to-day operations of the House of Representatives.
Former Senator Mark L. Pryor, co-chair of Venable’s Legislative and Government Affairs Practice, said, “The career’s worth of policy experience and knowledge that Steve brings to the practice will help to bolster the full range of telecommunications and media capabilities that we provide to our clients in these sectors.”
Thomas M. Boyd, co-chair of Venable’s Legislative and Government Affairs Practice, added, “Steve has a stellar reputation and is highly respected in DC and by his clients. He adds great value to our team and strengthens our ability to help clients navigate complex problems. We look forward to welcoming him.”
Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Vest said, “I’m privileged to have the opportunity to join Venable’s diverse and highly skilled Legislative and Government Affairs team. I look forward to playing a part in providing the highest quality of service to our clients.”
Mr. Vest received his B.S. in Political Science and Government from James Madison University in 1982.
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