Education

  • B.A., Political Science, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2004
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Josh M. Finestone

Senior Policy Advisor

Josh Finestone, a senior policy advisor in Venable's Legislative and Government Affairs practice and seasoned Capitol Hill veteran, brings more than a decade of experience working in both the Senate and the House in a variety of public policy roles. Drawing upon his strong relationships and comprehensive knowledge of executive branch, agency, and federal policymaking processes, Josh champions a wide range of communications, appropriations, consumer protection, tax reform, and bankruptcy issues on behalf of clients. Prior to joining Venable, Josh advised clients and engaged with key policymakers on both sides of the aisle to influence legislative and regulatory policy as the vice president of legislative affairs at a well-known government and public relations firm.

He served on the professional staff of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee as a senior aide to Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) during the senator's service as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security. Prior to that, he was the legislative director for U.S. Representative Tom Graves (R-GA), the Cardinal of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Previously, he served as the legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI), with a focus on telecommunications and Internet issues before the Energy and Commerce Committee.