(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – American Continental Group (ACG) is proud to announce that Marla Grossman has been named a “Top Lobbyist” by the National Institute of Lobbying & Ethics (NILE). This annual list celebrates the significant legislative success and community service of lobbyists, PAC managers, and grassroots professionals nominated by their colleagues or clients. The Top Lobbyist Awards are chosen via a blind judging process, with the identifying information of each nominee redacted before review. “Marla is most deserving of this recognition. She has the deepest respect and admiration of her colleagues on Capitol Hill and on K Street. Her optimism and energy are infectious, and she has taken the time over the years to mentor countless associates that have gone on to bigger and better things. I am so glad that NILE has recognized her contributions to our profession,” stated ACG Founder Shawn Smeallie.
As a partner at ACG, Marla helps her clients with strategic public policy planning and representation before the White House, US federal agencies, and Congress. The Washington Business Journal has said, “Marla Grossman seems to turn everything she touches into gold” and named her one of the Washington DC area’s “Most Influential Business Women”. She has been called an “industry insider,” a “mover and a shaker” and “the real deal” by IP Watchdog, a “leading lobbyist” by the National Law Journal and “one of the most sought-after lobbyists in the capital and across the country” by the Expert Network.
ACG Partner Chris Israel, stated, ““I’ve had the pleasure of working with Marla on a near daily basis for over 10 years. She is a committed and extremely effective advocate who brings a deep substantive understanding of all the issues that she works on. We’ve all learned a lot from Marla about working across the aisle, providing proactive and creative solutions for clients and gaining the trust and respect of Members and staff that leads to actually getting things done.”
In response to the NILE “Top Lobbyist” award, Marla responded, “Having great clients has been the key to my success. Their passion, creativity and mission fuel my desire to deliver results.” ACG Partner, Manus Cooney stated, “Marla is among the most respected and accomplished of our peers. Working with Marla makes all of us better at our jobs here at ACG Advocacy. Her commitment to the needs of her clients is unsurpassed and it is so fitting for NILE to acknowledge her.”
Before joining ACG, Marla was a partner at the law firm of Verner Liipfert and then at DLA Piper, which had acquired Verner Liipfert. Earlier in her career, Marla served the Assistant Director of Public Liaison for the Clinton-Gore 1996 presidential campaign and then as minority counsel to the US Senate Judiciary Committee. She is a 2001 Peabody Award winner for achievement in broadcasting and cable.0 Likes