WILLIAM H. EDINGTON served for seven years as associate staff member on the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Appropriations. Mr. Edington handled defense, health care, transportation, natural resources and other issues for a Subcommittee chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. He also served as a liaison with other authorizing committees and the leadership of the House. Mr. Edington additionally has been a Congressional relations and management specialist with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He is a founder of the firm and has 34 years of experience working with the firm's clients. Mr. Edington also has responsibility for the firm's business affairs.