Former Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Bill McGinley Joins Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky
October 09, 2019
WASHINGTON, October 9, 2019 – Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky, PLLC (HVJT) – a leading law firm that serves a diverse client base of prominent companies, non-profits, individuals and campaigns – announced today that Bill McGinley, former Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, is joining as Partner. Mr. McGinley is recognized nationally for his experience in ethics laws, investigations, election law, free speech, campaign finance, lobbying disclosures, and political activities.
HVJT’s clients select the firm for its wide range of services and counsel on all manner of government engagements and areas of legal focus, including compliance, governance, First Amendment, congressional and other government investigations, redistricting and charity- and voter- registration. Today’s announcement further cements HVJT, with its concentration of preeminent talent, as having the nation’s leading ethics and political law practice.
“Bill brings an unparalleled combination of experience, expertise and professionalism across all facets of government, ethics, investigations, and election law,” said Jill Holtzman Vogel, HVJT founder and managing partner. “Bill’s experience at the RNC, NRSC, the White House, and private practice during a period of transformative change across three Presidential Administrations, makes him a tremendous asset for our clients. Bill’s hiring, combined with the recent addition of former FEC Chairman Matt Petersen, demonstrates the firm’s commitment to attracting, keeping, developing and concentrating the best legal talent in America.”
“HVJT is the go-to firm in Washington, DC and beyond for handling tough, complex legal issues, particularly those that touch on our political system,” Mr. McGinley said. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with their lawyers for almost two decades and have seen both the quality of their people and their counsel in some of the most high-stakes regulatory, policy and political matters. I’m thrilled to be joining such a dynamic team and going to work on behalf of their impressive and rapidly growing roster of clients.”
Prior to his service in the White House, Mr. McGinley served as General Counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), Deputy Counsel to the Republican National Committee (RNC), and in private practice in Washington, D.C. He has also chaired the George Washington University Law School’s Political Law Studies Initiative (PLSI) Steering Committee and served as an Adjunct Professor in federal campaign finance law at the law school. He has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer in Election Law” by Washingtonian Magazine and ranked nationwide in Government and Political Law by Chambers USA. Separately, McGinley also serves as Principal at The Vogel Group, a Washington, D.C. government affairs and consulting firm.
Founded in 2001, HVJT is acknowledged as having one of the top political law practices in the country by Chambers and Partners, and its lawyers have been recognized as the top in their field by Washingtonian, Politico, and Campaigns & Elections. The firm’s growth and expansion reflect its success to date and its desire to continue to deliver innovative solutions across a range of legal services and clients
More About Bill McGinley
Mr. McGinley received his J.D., with honors, in 1997 from the George Washington University Law School. He received a M.A. in History from California State University Long Beach in 1994, and a B.A. in History from the University of California Los Angeles in 1992.