Gregory M. Gill

Partner
Gill Gregory

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

Greg lobbies on behalf of clients before the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Congressional committees, and federal agencies. He maintains strong relationships with key House and Senate members, and their staff. He responds to congressional and agency actions and provides strategic advice to his clients on appropriations and policy matters.

Greg’s diverse clientele has included corporations, businesses, foreign governments, and nonprofit organizations. He has lobbied for numerous business interests – both individually and as part of business coalitions – on such topics as intellectual property and the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). Greg helped create, and shepherded through Congress, a comprehensive plan to bring the U.S. government’s rules for “conflict diamonds” into international compliance. He has helped secure crucial federal funding for some of the United States’ largest hospital networks and universities.

During his tenure on Capitol Hill, Greg served as Legislative Director to current House Majority Leader 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.

Experience

Government Experience

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

Representative Matters

  • Developed federal lobbying disclosure law compliance policies and acted as general counsel to a large lobbying firm
  • Served as legislative director for then-House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, and managed Congressman Hoyer’s legislative initiatives
  • Counseled members of Congress in his role as associate staff to the Appropriations Committee on matters relating to multiple congressional subcommittees, including Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Independent Agencies
  • Coordinated county drug policies while serving in the cabinet of Prince George’s County Executive and future Maryland Governor Parris Glendening

Insights

Credentials
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Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association

Recognition
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  • Congressional Fellow, University of Virginia Medical School
  • Congressional Fellow, Baxter Corporation
  • Received Resolution of Appreciation and the Outstanding Young Man of America Award from the American Association of Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Companies (MESBICS)

Community
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Volunteerism

  • Vestry member, St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Croom, Maryland
  • Board Member, Martin University Board of Trustees

Personal Activities

  • Enjoys tennis, jogging, and horseback riding