Mr. Peyser has long-standing relationships with top House and Senate leaders and key congressional committees. He has special expertise in developing coalitions including public and private sector members to advance legislative goals. He is the former Assistant Director for the City of New York Washington Office. He is the former Administrative Assistant to Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-NY), who served on the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation. He was former Legislative Assistant to Representatives Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA), who served on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and for James J. Delaney (D-NY), who served as Chairman of the House Committee on Rules. Peter Peyser is a Fellow in the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce (RSA) in the United Kingdom and serves as Chair of RSA-US. Peyser Associates is well known for its substantive knowledge in, among other policy areas, transportation, telecommunications, and healthcare. These areas of expertise complement Blank Rome's strengths in environment, homeland security, and maritime industries. Peyser's lobbying professionals have decades of government relations experience as well as a long track record of working effectively with both political parties.