Government Experience

  • Staff Member, United States House of Representatives, House Appropriations Committee
  • Legislative Director, United States House of Representatives, Office of Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1977
  • B.S., Frostburg State College, 1974

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

    Maryland State Bar Association

    J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association

    Chairman, Martin University Board of Trustees
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Gregory M. Gill

Partner

Greg Gill counsels clients on legislative and regulatory matters across a broad range of public policy issues, including defense, health care, transportation education, labor relations and biomedical research. As a former House Appropriations Committee staff member, Greg has extensive legislative experience on funding and policy matters.

Over the past three decades, Greg has advocated on behalf of clients, held senior positions in Maryland state and local government, and served as a staff member on Congressional committees and in the offices of several members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. During his tenure on Capitol Hill, Greg served as Legislative Director to current House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and as a staff member on the House Appropriations Committee. Prior to joining Venable, Greg served as a lobbyist and general counsel at one of Washington's leading government affairs firms.

Through his advocacy efforts, Greg has helped some of the largest hospital networks and universities in the nation secure needed federal funding for critical projects.

His diverse client base ranges from large corporations and educational institutions to small nonprofit organizations. Greg has lobbied for numerous business interests, both individually and as part of business coalitions, on a wide variety of topics including intellectual property and the Employee Free Choice Act. He recently helped create and shepherd through Congress a comprehensive plan to bring the U.S. Government's rules for "conflict diamonds" into international compliance. He has worked on reforming the nation's mining laws, which remain largely based on legislation originally created in 1872.

Greg maintains strong relationships with members of the House and Senate as well as their staff.

Significant Matters

At his previous firm, Greg maintained a thriving legislative affairs practice, was responsible for the firm's compliance with federal lobbying disclosure laws and acted as General Counsel on the firm's day-to-day legal issues.

During his tenure as Legislative Director for then-House Minority Whip Hoyer, Greg managed Congressman Hoyer's legislative initiatives. As Associate Staff to the Appropriations Committee, Greg counseled the Congressman on matters relating to multiple congressional subcommittees, including Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary, HUD and Independent Agencies.

After his tenure on Capitol Hill, Greg served for two years in the Cabinet of Prince George's County Executive and future Maryland Governor Parris Glendenning. There, Greg was responsible for coordinating the county's drug policy.

Activities

Greg serves as the senior warden of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Croom. He enjoys tennis, jogging and horseback riding.