Alex Vogel has a true insider’s perspective on Washington’s legal and regulatory challenges. In fact, he has spent a decade counseling members of Congress, campaigns, corporations and trade associations on effective strategies for overcoming those challenges.
In the years prior to launching Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Alex served as Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. He was the architect of political and legislative strategy on tort reform, technology, telecommunications, asbestos, entertainment industry issues and campaign finance reform.
During his service as the Majority Leader’s liaison to the Senate High Tech Task Force, Alex built important and lasting relationships with key figures in the technology industry. Important work supporting the 9/11 Commission revolved around domestic security issues and preserving continuity of government for the legislative branch. On behalf of the Majority Leader, Alex directed the appointment of all boards and commissions falling within the authority of the Senate, giving him unique insight into and familiarity with the appointment process.
Prior to serving the Majority Leader, Alex was General Counsel for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). During his tenure, the NRSC waged an unprecedented campaign that culminated in the historic recapture of the Senate majority by Republicans. Alex also provided counsel to Republican Senators on ethics, campaign finance and election law matters.
In an earlier position as the Deputy Counsel for the Republican National Committee (RNC), Alex advised the Committee and its state party organizations on issues relating to federal, state and local election and campaign finance laws and regulations. In November and December of 2002, he served as counsel in the Presidential Recount in Florida and Oregon.
Alex began his legal career with Wiley, Rein & Fielding where he advised clients on regulatory issues affecting the telecommunications industry. He also provided guidance on federal, state and local campaign finance, lobby disclosure and government ethics rules.