Manager, Global Trade Government Relations – Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Position Summary:

The Global Trade Government Relations Manager will be responsible for coordinating the development of global trade public policy position. Key responsibilities will include an annual process to update senior leadership in the company on the relative health of our market access and supply chain. Develop positions and influencing strategy for the global or regional trade agreements. Contribute to the Enterprise Risk Management process on Anti-Globalization and trade-related risks. Regularly update trade policy positons and assist the Government Relations Public Policy team to distribute actionable content for use by advocacy teams. Monitor legislation and consult with Global Trade Compliance Officers to determine HP’s position. Grow the network of relationships in key jurisdictions important to global trade.

Position Location:

Washington, D.C.

Total Lobby Spend:

2017: $2,522,000

2016: $1,800,000

2015: $3,387,000

2017 Contributions:


Contribution Split:         

78% Democrats / 22% Republicans

Core Issues:               

Electronics Manufacturing & Equipment, Taxes, Trade, Federal Budget & Appropriations, Computers & Information Technology

Outside Counsel:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise retained Efrus Federal Advisors, Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas, and Miller & Chevalier in 2017

Efrus Federal Advisors

Robert G. Efrus  Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates  Senior Vice President, ColumbusNewport  Vice President, The Jefferson Group  Director, Center for Space and Advanced Technology  Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Legislative Affairs, NASA  M.A., B.A., The George Washington University

Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas

David Castagnetti – Liaison to Congress, Kerry for President – Partner, Bergner, Bockorny, Castagnetti & Hawkins – Chief of Staff, Senator Max Baucus, United States Senate – Chief of Staff, Congressman Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. House of Representatives – M.A., John McCormack Institute, University of Massachusetts at Boston – B.A., Lake Forest College –

Mike Collins – Chief of Staff, Senator Tom Udall, United States Senate – Legislative Director, Senator Tom Udall, United States Senate – B.A., Pitzer College –

Sage Eastman – Strategy Director, Committee on Ways and Means, Majority – Deputy Staff Director, Committee on Ways and Means, Majority – Senior Advisor, Committee on Ways and Means, Republicans – Director of Communications, Congressman Dave Camp, U.S. House of Representatives – Director of Communications, Office of the Michigan Attorney General – Director of Communications, Dick Posthumus for Governor – Director of Communications, Michigan Republican Party – B.A., Kalamazoo College –

Dean Constantine Hingson – Chief of Staff, Senator Dan Coats, United States Senate – Legislative Director and Counsel, Senator Judd Gregg, United States Senate – General Counsel, Senator Elizabeth Dole, United States Senate – Attorney, Ward and Smith, P.A. – J.D., Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law – B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill –

Bruce P Mehlman – Founding Co–Chair, IIA – Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy, United States Department of Commerce – Policy Counsel, Cisco – J.D., University of Virginia School of Law – B.A., Princeton University –

Elise Finley Pickering – Executive Director, House Republican Policy Committee, U.S. House of Representatives – Chief of Staff, Representative John Shadegg, U.S. House of Representatives – Congressional Liaison and Legislative Director, Bush–Cheney Re–Election Campaign – Legislative Assistant, Representative William E. Dannemeyer, U.S. House of Representatives – Legislative Director, Representative Roscoe G. Barlett, U.S. House of Representatives – Manager of Federal Affairs, Southern Company – B.A., Chapman University –

Michael C Robinson – Director of Coalitions and Member Services, Appropriations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives – B.S. Cornell University –

David R Thomas – Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, Vice President Al Gore – Director, Congressional Relations, Federal Trade Commission – Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, U.S. House of Representatives – B.A., Vanderbilt University –

Charles Wooters – Deputy Director, Technology CEO Council – Strategic Communications, Purple Strategies, LLC – Chief of Staff, Representative Chris Van Hollen, U.S. House of Representatives – Director of Member Service, Office of the Assistant to the Speaker, Representative Chris Van Hollen, U.S. House of Representatives – Director of Incumbent Retention, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – Chief of Staff, Representative Louise Slaughter, U.S. House of Representatives – Senior Advisor and Director of Public Affairs, Media Matters for America – Regional Field Director/Political Desk, Democratic National Committee – Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, Georgetown Preparatory School – Political Staff, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee – Political Staff, Democratic National Committee – Field Desk, Florida Coordinated Campaign – Field Staff, Gore 2000 Campaign – B.A., Saint Joseph’s University –

Miller & Chevalier

Rocco Femia – Associate International Tax Counsel, Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury – J.D., Georgetown University Law Center – B.A., Duke University – – 202.626.5823

Marc J. Gerson – Majority Tax Counsel, House Ways & Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives – Segment Tax Counsel, Textron Inc. – Associate, Skadden Arps – LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center – J.D., George Washington University Law School – B.A., Emory University – – .202.626.1475

In–House Counsel:         

Alvin Chan  Counsel, Tax Policy, Senator Orrin Hatch, United States Senate  Legislation and Tax Counsel, Representative Kevin Brady (TX), U.S. House of Representatives  Legislative Counsel, Representative Brian Bilbray (CA), U.S. House of Representatives – Campaign Worker, Bilbray for Congress – Law Clerk, Sole Proprietorship – Senior Consultant, UK and U.S., Inforte Corp – Business Systems Analyst, Hewitt Associates – J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law – M.A., U.S. Naval War College – B.A., University of California San Diego –

Kasia Witkowski – Associate Director, External Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Government Relations Representative, United States Postal Service  Director, Research & Policy, Chris Coons for Senate  Manager, Special Projects, National Association of Counties  Manager, State & Local Affairs, Democratic Leadership Council  Account Coordinator, The Harbour Group  Regional Field Director, New Hampshire Democratic Party  B.A., Syracuse University

114th Congressional Session Bills:

H.R.5278 – PROMESA

H.R.4651 – Digital Security Commission Act of 2016

H.R.2685 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016

H.R.2578 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

H.R.2374 – Detectives Nemorin, Andrews and Moore Anti-Gun Trafficking Act of 2015

H.R.2029 – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

H.R.2146 – Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act

H.R.1770 – Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015

H.R.1735 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016

H.R.1731 – National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015

H.R.1704 – Personal Data Notification and Protection Act of 2015

H.R.1560 – Protecting Cyber Networks Act

H.R.1430 – Permanent CFC Look-Through Act of 2015

H.R.1314 – Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

H.R.1268 – Energy Efficient Government Technology Act

H.R.1174 – Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act

H.R.1020 – STEM Education Act of 2015

H.R.961 – Permanent Active Financing Exception Act of 2015

H.R.880 – American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015

H.R.699 – Email Privacy Act

H.R.491 – Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act

H.R.467 – STEM Opportunities Act of 2015

H.R.415 – Stop Corporate Inversions Act of 2015

H.R.297 – Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act

H.R.235 – Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

H.R.213 – Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2015

H.R.37 – Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act

H.R.9 – Innovation Act

S.1946 – Tax Relief Extension Act of 2015

S.1469 – FISA Reform Act of 2015

S.1137 – PATENT Act

S.995 – Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

S.754 – Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015

S.698 – Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015

S.632 – STRONG Patents Act of 2015

S.537 – COMPETE Act of 2015

S.512 – Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act

S.431 – Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act

S.386 – Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015

S.356 – Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015

S.181 – Startup Act

S.177 – Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015

S.174 – Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act

S.153 – I-Squared Act of 2015

S.128 – Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015

S.1 – Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

S.RES.71 – A resolution designating the week of February 8 through February 14, 2015, as “Internet Governance Awareness Week”.

H.CON.RES.27 – Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.

S.CON.RES.11 – An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.

115th Congressional Session Bills:

H.R.2810 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

H.R.2227 – Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017

H.R.1899 – Protecting Data at the Border Act

H.R.1303 – H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017

H.R.1301 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017

H.R.584 – Cyber Preparedness Act of 2017

H.R.1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

S.180 – H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017

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