Driven and goal-oriented, I have built a legislative and legal client portfolio that includes start-ups and Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical, transportation, automotive/mobility, health care, unmanned and manufacturing industries, as well as the non-profit and trade association sectors.

Named by Super Lawyers as one of “Virginia’s Rising Stars” in the category of government relations, and a “2019 Legal Elite” in the category of Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative by Virginia Business, I am often described as “determined—a person who won’t stop until the job is done.” 

As a lawyer/lobbyist who has a background in public relations, I understand the importance of clear and concise messaging. In 2019 I was awarded the Burton Award for my innovative writing on robots. My three greatest strengths are my problem-solving abilities, candor and innovation. I am not afraid of saying what needs to be said in a way that is truthful, yet constructive. I am constantly curious and thinking about the future—forecasting, predicting and developing innovative solutions to complex problems that enable my clients to expand their reach.

I have an understanding of how government and business interconnect, which has resulted in significant wins for my clients—including their ability to secure government funding to expand their businesses; creating pathways for new manufacturing opportunities, and giving clients who have developed disruptive and nascent technologies the opportunity to gain a foothold in the market.


  • Macaulay Jamerson Satterlund & Sessa, P.C.; Richmond, Virginia
  • McGuireWoods LLP; Richmond, Virginia
  • McGuireWoods Consulting LLC; Richmond, Virginia


  • Federal and state courts in Virginia


  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law; St. Paul, Minnesota, J.D.
  • University of Oregon; Eugene, Oregon, B.A. Journalism


  • Virginia State Bar, Health Law Section
  • Past President, Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
  • Executive Director, Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia
  • Board Member, Covenant Woods


  • The Burton Awards, Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award
  • Legal Elite, Government Relations and Virginia Business
  • National Law Journal, Trailblazer – Government Relations
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Influential Women of Law
  • Financial Times, North America Innovative Lawyers, Commendation Ranking