Recognized as one of the city’s “top lobbyists” by Washingtonian Magazine, Bruce Mehlman
has been a leader in our nation’s capital for nearly two decades, helping Fortune 500
companies and innovative start-ups understand, anticipate and navigate the public policy
environment and trends likely to impact the global marketplace.
A founding partner of his bipartisan firm, Mehlman is widely regarded as an expert in running
issue campaigns, managing C-suite associations and developing strategies that achieve
impactful policy outcomes. He concurrently serves as Executive Director of the Technology CEO
Council and Co-Chariman of the Internet Innovation Alliance.
Mehlman previously held the post of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy,
having been nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed to the office by the United
States Senate in 2001.
Before Commerce, Mehlman worked as the lead Republican lobbyist for high tech heavyweight
Cisco Systems, representing the Silicon Valley company before Congressional committees,
federal agencies and the executive branch.
Mehlman held the position of policy director and general counsel to the House Republican
Conference under Representative J.C. Watts (R-OK) and before that served as General Counsel
to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), where he advised Republican
Members and their staffs on matters of election law, ethics and political broadcast regulations.
A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia Law School, he lives with his
family in Bethesda, Maryland.