We're a team-based firm that combines high level strategic thinking with a deep understanding of government processing, and “boots on the ground” experience.
Howard Berman, who began his career as a prosecutor with New York City’s District Attorney’s Office, has for the last 25 years been working in the vanguard of government affairs at the highest levels. Mr. Berman helped start the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Criminal Enforcement where he served as Deputy Director of the Criminal Enforcement Counsel Division.
On behalf of his clients, Mr. Berman has successfully negotiated numerous rule-making and compliance issues with federal, state and local environmental regulatory agencies. He has served as a top ranking executive with notable DC based government relations and lobbying firms; most recently as Senior Vice President of mCapitol Management where he co-directed the firm’s Energy and Environmental Practice.
Roseann Stevenson has an extensive track record of successfully achieving client goals using creative strategies for environmental, health, safety, and land use issues. She is experienced in representing a diverse range of businesses including, but not limited to, electronics, defense, aerospace, refining and marketing, oil and gas, and energy.
Ms. Stevenson previously led the environmental regulatory practice for the Los Angeles Office of one of the nation’s leading law firms. As the former Chief Deputy Director and General Counsel of the State of California Office of Administrative Law, Ms. Stevenson interacted regularly with the Legislature and virtually all state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions. She also coordinated government relations on all issues for the Western U.S. for a major energy company, and developed and executed integrated company advocacy on federal and state environmental, health, and safety laws and regulations nationwide.
Michelle Roos (Independent Consultant)
Michelle Roos has over 15 years of experience in project management and environmental protection. She has directed high level projects, organized conferences and workgroups, and spearheaded major environmental initiatives. She co-founded and co-managed the West Coast Coast Collaborative - a public-private partnership that implements projects to reduce emissions from diesel engines along the West Coast, Alaska and the American Pacific Islands; she led a national workgroup to better incorporate environmental justice into the federal environmental permitting process; and she directed the US partnership recruitment efforts for His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales' international rainforest campaign. For the last 8 years she has worked as an independent environmental consultant for a variety of clients including E4 Strategic Solutions, EPA, and EcoMedia. Previously she worked for 5 years with the EPA, 2 years with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and a summer at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Ms. Roos has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University and a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University and was a Presidential Management Fellow. She lives in New York with her husband and two young sons.