July 13, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart's Andy Wright stops by Focus Washington to discuss joining Polsinelli Shughart’s Washington D.C. office with Qorvis’ Chuck Conconi. Wright and Conconi also discuss emerging trends in energy policy. Wright joined Polsinelli Shughart in June 2012. Wright brings a unique mix of political, legal and policy knowledge to Polsinelli Shughart’s Public Policy practice. Mr. Wright is an attorney with nearly 30 years experience in Washington, D.C. engaged in lobbying, strategic planning, policy and staff development, association management, and public service. He provides leadership and direction to the firm’s Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources and Telecommunications practices. In that capacity, he lobbies and provides consulting and strategic advice on behalf of energy, environment, telecommunications and financial services clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wright was managing principal to a multidisciplinary, global government affairs, public relations and management consulting firm. He twice served as Chief of Staff for former Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA) and as Chief of Staff to Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA).

Mr. Wright was president of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association, a trade association that represented the satellite television, radio and broadband industries. Prior to that, he served as the vice president of government affairs for the American Insurance Association, a national trade association representing the property-casualty insurance industry.

Mr. Wright is a frequent speaker on political and policy issues. In 2011 he was honored as one of Washington's "Top Lobbyists" by The Hill newspaper. 

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