Elizabeth Mundinger Joins Manatt

LOS ANGELES, CA, AND WASHINGTON, DC – February 19, 2008 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, the national law and consulting firm, announced that Elizabeth O. Mundinger has joined the firm as Counsel in the Government & Regulatory Practice Group.  Ms. Mundinger will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Ms. Mundinger’s practice focuses on the development and implementation of legislative strategy for businesses, corporations, state and local governments, and other public associations.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mundinger served as director of federal and political advocacy for the 125,000-member American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she lobbied on healthcare and education issues.  She has also worked as director of government relations for the Bread for the World organization, lobbying on domestic and international issues on behalf of the poor. 

Ms. Mundinger has held several high-level government positions, including that of staff director and counsel for the Democratic staff of the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House Government Reform Committee.  She has also worked as a senior legislative assistant to Congressman Bernard Sanders, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Vermont.

In addition to her legislative experience, Ms. Mundinger was a litigator for a time in private practice in the areas of government contracts, products liability, toxic tort, and environmental law. 

Ms. Mundinger earned her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, and her B.A. from Duke University.

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