Former General Counsel in the Executive Office of the President and Chair of the United States Election Assistance Commission, Gineen Bresso, Joins Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2020 – 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 the Honorable Gineen Bresso, former General Counsel in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, and Chair of the United States Election Assistance Commission, is joining the firm as Of Counsel. Ms. Bresso is recognized nationally for her experience in election law, ethics laws, campaign finance, investigations, 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.

“Gineen 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. “Gineen’s experience at the White House, the Election Assistance Commission, RNC Convention, Capitol Hill, and senior levels of state government makes her a tremendous asset for our clients. Gineen’s hiring, combined with the recent addition of former FEC Chairman Matt Petersen and White House Cabinet Secretary Bill McGinley, is a reflection of the firm’s commitment to providing clients with the best legal talent in America to navigate the challenges they face.”

“I am incredibly proud to join the team at HVJT and add to their ability to provide solutions to the complex challenges in Washington, DC and beyond that touch on our political system,” Ms. Bresso said. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with their lawyers for years 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 distinguished and dynamic team.”

Prior to her service in the White House, Ms. Bresso served as a Commissioner and Chair of the United States Election Assistance Commission, Counsel to the Committee on Arrangements for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Vice President and General Counsel to a private foundation, Counsel and Director of Legislative Operations for the Ranking Member on the Committee on House Administration, and as a Policy Advisor to the Governor of Maryland.

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 Gineen Bresso
Ms. Bresso received her J.D., with honors, in 1999 from the Western New England University School of Law. She received a B.A. in political science, with honors, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in 1995.

About HVJT
Recognized as a top law firm with the nation’s leading political law practice, Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky, PLLC is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals by providing strategic counsel, compliance advice, and litigation services to people and organizations engaged in political, policy and other public matters. Clients range from officeholders, candidates, PACs, and party committees, to non-profit organizations, corporations, trade associations, and individuals engaged at the federal, state, and local levels. Services include a particular focus on compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Ethics in Government Act, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and the Internal Revenue Code, as well as analogous state law and Congressional rules. For more, visit

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