The 2012 Elections Are Almost Here... Are You Prepared?

Kelley Drye Lunch Seminar

October 18, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (EDT)

A Data-Packed Analysis of the House, Senate and Presidential Races with Greg Speed (America Votes) and Jim Ellis (PRism)

Kelley Drye’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group presents a bipartisan assessment of the upcoming elections. Our speakers will highlight the Presidential race as well as key House and Senate races across the country, delivering a detailed and data-packed assessment of the current state of play and the prospects for control of both Chambers in the upcoming 113th Congress, as well as the White House for the next four years.

We hope you can join us for lunch and a discussion with:

  • Greg Speed is the Executive Director of America Votes. Since 2007, he has directed AV’s operations and coordination of independent programs, and oversaw raising millions of dollars throughout the 2008 and 2010 election cycles. Prior to his current position, Speed directed communications at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee , and has worked on the Hill as press secretary and legislative aide to former U.S. Rep. Martin Frost (TX). He also served as communications director for IMPAC 2000, the Democratic leadership’s redistricting project after the previous census.
  • Jim Ellis is a political analyst and senior consultant to the Performance Results International Strategic Management firm in the Washington, D.C. area. He is currently executive director of three national political action committees and is nationally recognized for his skills in advising, strategizing and evaluating campaigns. In a previous role as a leading political consultant to the Republican majority leadership of the House of Representatives, he built a strong reputation for accuracy in election race predictions. His current client base includes Fortune 100 corporations such as AT&T, UPS, and Wal-Mart, as well as lobbying organizations and trade associations, such as the National Association of Broadcasters and America’s Health Insurance Plans.

About Kelley Drye’s Government Relations & Public Policy Practice
Kelley Drye’s bipartisan team of legislative advocates includes more than 25 government relations professionals with diverse legal and legislative backgrounds and significant credibility with decision-makers at all levels of the federal government. We work to advance our clients’ interests as they strive to sustain market leadership, ensure a competitive business environment or achieve a specific policy objective. We not only understand the intricacies of the legislative and executive branches individually, but also help clients navigate the delicate interplay between the two.

Our Government Relations and Public Policy practice is built on a legacy of innovation that stretches back nearly 50 years. In 1963 the firm’s Washington, D.C. office was founded by two former congressional staffers, creating one of the first law firms to specialize in lobbying and to bring together attorneys with non-lawyer government relations professionals.