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Oct 3, 2018

McGuireWoods Consulting Promotes Lai King Lam, Victoria Marchetti to Vice President Roles

WASHINGTON – McGuireWoods Consulting has promoted Lai King Lam and Victoria Marchetti to vice president in its federal public affairs team, bringing experience and depth in key areas such as tax policy, energy, international trade and financial services.

Both women have demonstrated deep knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory process and skills at providing clients clear and timely guidance on complex matters for years as assistant vice presidents in McGuireWoods Consulting’s Washington, D.C. office. Lam focuses on tax policy, financial services, foreign affairs and energy; Marchetti focuses on agriculture, international trade and immigration.

“Time and time again, I’ve seen Lai and Victoria manage immensely complicated policy issues in ways that help them reach the solutions that clients expect from McGuireWoods Consulting,” said Frank J. Donatelli, executive vice president and director of federal public affairs. “We are thrilled to see them now serving in larger roles.”

Lam joined McGuireWoods Consulting in 2013 as a business development assistant before promotions to policy research associate in 2014 and to assistant vice president in 2016. Previously, she served in a variety of policy roles for former Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., from 2007-2010 and as an investigative intern stationed in Denver for the U.S. State Department. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a master of arts in international security from the University of Denver.

Marchetti first job was in McGuireWoods Consulting’s Washington office upon her graduation from the University of Virginia in May 2012. Promotions since were to research assistant in 2012 and to assistant vice president in 2015, splitting her time between the Washington and Richmond, Virginia, offices.

“Lai’s and Victoria’s promotions are certainly well deserved and a direct result of their hard work over the years on behalf of our clients,” said Paul Reagan, senior vice president and deputy director of federal public affairs. “We are proud to have Lai and Victoria on our team and look forward to continued success.”