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ML Strategies Adds Highly Regarded Director of Government Relations in Boston

September 10, 2019

ML Strategies, LLC, the consulting affiliate of the law firm Mintz, today announced that Kaitlyn Sprague has joined the Boston office as Director of Government Relations.

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On December 9, 2019, Vice President of ML Strategies Christian T. Fjeld participated in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Business Table of Experts discussion hosted by the San Francisco Business Times. During the forum, panelists addressed how businesses can leverage AI to drive innovation, the impact AI will have on the economy and on society, and the meaning of artificial intelligence itself.
In this Q&A published by Legaltech News, Vice President of ML Strategies Christian Fjeld—former lead Democratic Senate staffer tasked with shepherding the American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies Act (AV START Act) through the Senate—discussed why Congress failed to pass the AV START Act, how autonomous vehicles’ complexity isn’t lawmakers’ largest hurdle, and why the data privacy debate may factor into the next autonomous vehicle bill.
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MedTechDive reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is not yet ready to go to Congress to seek new powers for its evolving precertification pilot for software, but it will need new authorities to determine how the experimental path fits into the current regulatory scheme. The article included commentary from Senior Director of ML Strategies Aaron Josephson and Mintz Associate Benjamin Zegarelli.
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ML Strategies, LLC, the consulting affiliate of the law firm Mintz, today announced that Kaitlyn Sprague has joined the Boston office as Director of Government Relations.
The Boston Globe reported that the administration of Governor Charlie Baker has responded to data released by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation confirming that traffic congestion in the state has reached a “tipping point.” In the August 9 article, Senior Vice President of ML Strategies Stephen Silveira said that he supported the Baker administration’s prospective solution of opt-in toll lanes to ease traffic.
On August 12, Senior Vice President of ML Strategies Stephen Silveira was a guest on WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station to discuss the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s recent report on traffic congestion, as well as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s plans to shut down key sections of the Red, Orange and Green Lines during weekends in the fall.

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