Heather Podesta is a seasoned legislative and public policy strategist with experience on Capitol Hill and in the private sector. She has helped clients from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits understand and navigate Congress and the Executive Branch. Most recently, Podesta provided legal and legislative counsel to health care, high tech, education, telecommunications, and financial services clients, as a partner at Blank Rome LLP and a principal at Blank Rome Government Relations LLC. Prior to that, she worked for several U.S. Members of Congress on the tax writing committees, including the late Representative Robert Matsui (D-CA), as tax and trade counsel; Representative Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), as legislative counsel on tax, trade, and pension policy; and Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ), as legislative aide on trade and transportation issues. Podesta has also served as Assistant General Counsel at the Air Transport Association and General Counsel at the Airlines Clearing House. Podesta is an active Democratic organizer and political adviser to many elected officials in Washington, DC and in state capitals across the nation.