With over two decades experience in public policy, business, and the law, Bruce Mehlman helps clients understand, anticipate, and navigate the public policy environment through the bipartisan public affairs company he founded, Mehlman Castagnetti. Specializing in strategies that leverage emerging policy trends, he provides creative, proactive solutions to knotty, high-stakes business issues for Fortune 500 leaders and global trade associations.
Mr. Mehlman previously served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy, having been nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in May 2001. At Commerce, he worked closely with leaders from industry, universities, and government on issues affecting technology creators and users, driving Administration efforts on broadband, innovation, and emerging technologies. He has also worked as tech policy counsel for Cisco Systems, policy director and counsel at the House Republican Conference, general counsel of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and as a commercial litigation attorney in a major Washington law firm.