Mauro Joins Firm’s Team of Former Government Officials, Lobbyists and Public Policy Professionals
McCarter & English is pleased to announce that Vin Mauro, Jr. joined the firm’s national Government Affairs practice as of December 11. Mauro recently concluded his tenure as Chief of Staff for Connecticut’s Senate Democrats, a position he held for more than two decades.
Joining the firm’s Hartford office, Mauro expands the firm’s Government Affairs footprint into Connecticut. The Government Affairs practice has a well-established presence through the firm’s New Jersey, Miami and Washington, D.C. offices, and highly experienced partners, including Guillermo C. Artiles, chair of McCarter’s Government Affairs practice and former Associate Counsel to New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy, and William Palatucci, New Jersey’s long-time Republican National Committeeman.
“Adding Vin to our team and the firm is a game-changer,” said Artiles. “Nationally recognized as a power-broker with deep knowledge of the workings of government, he also expands our mid-Atlantic footprint. Vin has a track record of developing policy, high-level negotiations, and reaching across political lines to achieve successful outcomes.”
Mauro began his tenure with Connecticut’s Senate Democrats in 1996 as a legislative aide to Martin Looney before taking a three-year hiatus to earn his J.D. at Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2002.* He worked as special counsel to the Senate Majority Leader from 2003 to 2014 before being named Chief of Staff in 2015.
“After nearly three decades of state service, I look forward to this new chapter in my career in private practice as a member of McCarter’s highly regarded Government Affairs team,” Mauro said. “The firm is truly a one-of-a-kind, well-established ‘one-stop shop’ for businesses at any stage of their development, able to advance their interests on the local, state, national, or global level. I am excited to leverage my political capital to drive meaningful continued growth for McCarter and its clients.”
“Vin is a prominent power player with a well-deserved reputation for working on both sides of the aisle and skillfully resolving the most challenging personal and political differences with nuanced, effective negotiating,” Palatucci said. “Clients across industries and jurisdictions will benefit from Vin’s thoughtful leadership and invaluable counsel.”
McCarter’s Government Affairs group understands the nuances and processes of government. Many members of the team have worked for current and former U.S. presidents, held high-level posts in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and, like Mauro, have served in state and local government. The team services clients across a broad range of industries including healthcare, cannabis, food and beverage, real estate, transportation, telecom, manufacturing and renewable energy sectors, regularly monitoring legislative developments and undertaking comprehensive analyses to assess and manage political and operational risks to provide clients with information that informs their decision-making while offering strategic solutions.
*Vin Mauro, Jr. is a government affairs professional and is not licensed to practice law.