Lee Lilley

Senior Vice President , Federal Public Affairs

Washington, DC

+1 202 857 2924

Lee is a senior vice president in the Federal Public Affairs group at McGuireWoods Consulting where he advises a diverse group of clients on a variety of issues, with special expertise in agriculture, trade, environment and energy. Lee brings nearly a decade of experience in federal policy, legislative process and national politics, including as senior staff for a member of House of Representatives leadership. He boasts a strong network throughout Capitol Hill and the Administration. Lee has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and trade associations before Congress and Executive agencies on issues including the Farm Bill, appropriations, trade cases, energy and environmental regulatory issues. He has also worked with clients to create public affairs strategies to accompany mergers and acquisitions, international investments, and facility divestments and closures.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Lee served as legislative director for Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Energy & Commerce Committee, and the current Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. He served as the Member’s senior legislative strategist and policy advisor.  He also served as a senior advisor to several successful congressional campaigns.

A native of North Carolina, Lee is a UNC--Chapel Hill honors graduate, a leader in NC Democratic Club of Washington, DC and a member of the University of North Carolina Ram’s Club. He lives with his wife in Washington, D.C., where he is currently studying to obtain his private pilot's license.

Member, North Carolina Democratic Club, Washington, DC

Member, North Carolina Society of Washington

Co-author, "2017 Food And Beverage Industry Outlook: Part 1," Law360, January 18, 2017

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