Foley Hoag Expands Government Strategies Practice

Dayle Cristinzio Joins as Policy Specialist, Brings Experience in Legislative, Policy Strategy

November 14, 2011

Foley Hoag LLP has expanded its Government Strategies Practice Group, adding Dayle Cristinzio as a Policy Specialist in the Washington office.

Cristinzio joins Foley Hoag from the Office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, where she served as Legislative Director for five years. She brings more than a decade of experience in Congress and in the private sector and will advise clients on health care, disability, education, and economic development legislative and regulatory issues.

“Dayle is a seasoned Capitol Hill professional with strong experience working in both the House and Senate,” said Connie Garner, Policy Director of Foley Hoag’s Government Strategies Practice Group. “She has a keen understanding of the legislative process and brings valuable insight on legislative development and outreach, which will add to the high level of services we strive to provide to our clients.”

Foley Hoag’s Government Strategies Practice is active in all aspects of policymaking at the federal level. Its members have a wide range of legislative, policy and regulatory experience in a variety of industries, including health, education, life sciences, corporate social responsibility, energy, foreign policy and international trade.

The opportunity to unite her experience in health care, education and economic development with the deep background of Foley Hoag’s government strategies team was a key reason Cristinzio joined the firm.

“Foley Hoag has a well-respected bipartisan government strategies practice, and joining the firm provides an opportunity to continue working on the issues that I care about,” Cristinzio said. “I look forward to working with a talented team and advising a wide range of patient groups, associations and companies.”

Before joining Senator Reid’s staff, Cristinzio worked for U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, where she was responsible for appropriations strategy on all non-defense appropriations bills and worked on high-profile economic development projects, including strategies for development and growth in Upstate New York and Lower Manhattan.

She also served as the sole staffer responsible for Rep. Steny Hoyer’s work as a member of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, where she handled all health, education, labor, disability, seniors, women and welfare authorizing issues.

In addition to her time in Congress, Cristinzio has worked on legislative strategy and policy matters within the health, education and disability communities for legal and consulting firms.

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