Lendell W. Porterfield is CEO of Porterfield & Lowenthal LLC, a bipartisan government relations firm based in Washington, D.C. Prior to establishing his partnership with Andrew Lowenthal, Porterfield served as a Vice President at Van Scoyoc Associates from 2001 to 2005, where he successfully represented an array of financial services entities.
Before his tenure at Van Scoyoc, Porterfield served the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs for Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), where as Shelby’s senior advisor, he analyzed and reviewed the economic and legal implications of pending legislative and regulatory measures with members of the financial services industry. Porterfield played a key role with the development and passage of Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 and spearheaded the formation of the Congressional Privacy Caucus for Senator Shelby in 2000.
Porterfield also served the committee as a financial economist, briefing and preparing members of the committee and their staff for the semiannual Humphrey-Hawkins hearings with Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan.
Prior to his service on the full Banking Committee, Porterfield served as staff director for the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Regulatory Relief where he helped manage and guide the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 into law.
Porterfield started his career in Washington as a research assistant at the National Taxpayers Union and was quickly promoted to policy analyst.
A native of Tennessee, Porterfield holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from Clemson University and a Masters of Arts in economics from George Mason University. He also completed an executive program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management on credit analysis, equity valuation and financial reporting.