Senior Governmental Affairs Consultant
Paul Hoover is a Senior Government Affairs Consultant in the Washington, DC office. Paul has extensive experience developing federal policy and navigating congressional processes on a diverse range of issues. His expertise includes transportation and infrastructure, energy, natural resources, community development, Army Corps, finance, and tribal affairs.
Paul joins the firm after serving seven years as a Senior Advisor to U.S. Congressman Adam Smith. Prior to his time in Congressman Smith’s office, Paul worked for several grassroots and campaign organizations. In those capacities, Paul became a national expert in many critical federal funding and policy areas. Paul is well known and respected for his policy expertise, legislative accomplishments, and his ability to provide creative solutions. As a member of Congressman Smith’s senior staff, he advised on a broad range of domestic energy and natural resource issues in the National Defense Authorization Act, including legislation to normalize taxes for utilities, alternative energy procurement across the Department of Defense, and regulatory standards for military installations. Paul’s extensive tenure on Capitol Hill and his collaboration with Members and their staff enhance the comprehensive and high-quality representation of our clients.
Paul is a native of the Pacific Northwest and completed his undergraduate work at Gonzaga University, earning a degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Paul is an active member of the Washington State Society and currently resides in the District of Columbia.