ML Strategies, LLC, a wholly-owned consulting subsidiary of Mintz, has added Christian Tamotsu Fjeld as Vice President to assist a variety of clients in their interactions with the federal government. Mr. Fjeld will be based in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining ML Strategies, Mr. Fjeld spent nearly 10 years in staff leadership roles with the US Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation serving Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) as the former Chairman, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) as the former Ranking Member, and Senator Maria Cantwell, the current Ranking Member of the committee. During most of his tenure, he was either a subcommittee staff director or senior counsel for at least one of three subcommittees: Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance; and Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion. His work focused on a broad range of issues, including consumer protection, privacy and data security, cybersecurity, automobile and highway safety, product safety, sports, manufacturing, exports, and trade while regularly interacting with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Commerce. His previous position with the Commerce Committee was serving as a majority staff counsel for two subcommittees for former committee Chairman Rockefeller.
"Christian is an outstanding complement to our current strengths," said Stephen P. Tocco, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of ML Strategies. "His breadth of knowledge and experience are unmatched in the marketplace, and we are honored by his decision to join us. His arrival ensures we are well-positioned to meet our clients where they need us most."
Earlier, Mr. Fjeld held policy coordinator, senior staff, and senior advisor roles with the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he worked on matters related to the FTC, NHTSA, CPSC, Department of Commerce, and the EPA.
Mr. Fjeld also served as a senior legislative assistant to US Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) and previously to former US Representative Bill Luther (D-MN), advising each on Energy and Commerce Committee issues.
ML Strategies professionals in Boston and Washington, D.C. use their extensive experience in federal, state, and city government, as well as in the private sector, to build creative, informed, and strategic solutions that meet clients’ goals. The ML Strategies team focuses on clients in a range of industries including energy, transportation, health care, financial services, real estate, education and telecommunications and regularly collaborates with the Mintz team.
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