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McGuireWoods Consulting recently it was establishing a government affairs presence on the West Coast. Senior vice president, co-leader of MWC’s national education team, and member of the national and multistate practice team, Scott Frein transitioned to Los Angeles on Jan. 1, 2020.

With three McGuireWoods LLP offices already established in California – two in Los Angeles and one in San Francisco – Frein will work closely with law firm colleagues to bolster MWC's government relations services to clients.

Frein has nearly 20 years of experience working on policy and legislative matters at the national, federal, and state levels, with clients ranging from international non-profit and national organizations to publicly-traded companies, higher education institutions and startups.

Prior to joining MWC in 2016, Frein served as the executive director of Policy, Advocacy, and Government Relations for ACT, Inc.—best known for its college admissions exam, the ACT Test. He led ACT’s Washington D.C. office, and oversaw the organization’s policy development, federal government relations, and state government relations teams.

With MWC offices currently spanning the East Coast and as far west as Illinois and Texas, a West Coast presence will further expand MWC's teach, positioning team members to better work with companies based in California, businesses looking to establish a California footprint, and clients in the market for a national government affairs firm with state roots and a strong federal presence.

McGuireWoods Consulting’s California government affairs team will offer national and multistate capabilities, state and federal government relations, and advocacy services.


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