Joshua Raymond is a partner in Venable's Legislative and Government Affairs practice. He has over 20 years of experience in the federal government, private practice, and the private sector advising senior policy makers and resolving complex legislative, regulatory, and reputational challenges for some of the country's largest companies.
Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Raymond was the Executive Counsel of Government Affairs and Policy at General Electric (GE). In this role, he worked to address the regulatory and legislative challenges of the Dodd-Frank Act and helped to enact the first statutory language of its kind to allow an industrial company to own a finance company. He later helped steer GE through its designation and later de-designation as the first ever Systemically Important Financial Institution. He also secured several favorable rulings around first-impression regulatory issues and devised numerous large-scale high-profile legislative and public affairs initiatives.
Mr. Raymond began his career as a policy and budget analyst with the White House Office of Management and Budget before moving to Capitol Hill, where he served as a staff member to Representative Darlene Hooley (D-OR), a member of the House Banking Committee, during the passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. He then spent the next five years in private practice overseeing numerous legislative and regulatory efforts and representing clients in congressional investigations. From 2007 to 2009, he returned to Capitol Hill to serve as chief of staff to then Representative and current Senator Christopher S. Murphy (D-CT), where he hired and supervised over 20 legislative, communications, and district staffers, and built a reelection campaign resulting in a landslide victory.