Claudia James | Managing Director

  • New London, CT
  • BA, Georgetown University | JD, Georgetown Law
  • Mergers and Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Media, Technology and Telecommunications, Democratic Strategy, Congressional Leadership
    • Beloved Sports Team: Georgetown Hoyas

    • Comfort Food: Chocolate chip cookies

    • Top Vacation Spot: Nantucket

    • DC Destination: Martin’s Tavern

With her wealth of experience in government affairs and deep insight into the approaches of Democratic policymakers in Congress, Claudia James is Cogent’s go-to strategist on issues pertaining to technology, telecommunications, media and intellectual property. During her decades of consulting, Claudia has successfully achieved client objectives in eight major mergers.

Claudia provides clients with strategic guidance on legislative and regulatory issues as well as coalition management services. She has a strong reach to Senate Democrats as well as Democrats on the House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce Committees and has played a leading role in passing two Freedom of Information Act reform bills.

Claudia was previously the vice president for government relations and associate general counsel at the American Newspaper Publishers Association. There, she advised the Board of Directors on the legislative agenda and focused on telecommunications, First Amendment and tax issues. Early in her career, Claudia worked for former Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) during his service on the House Judiciary Committee, was a senior legislative assistant to former Rep. Peter Peyser (D-NY) on education issues and served as an Education Policy Fellow in the Office of Education at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Claudia is a member of the D.C. Bar Association and the Christ Child Society. Despite her many professional accomplishments, three things still top Claudia’s bucket list: visit Austria in the summer, travel to the Amalfi Coast and spend a month in France to improve her French speaking and explore French restaurants.

 

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