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Steven A. Baddour

Senior Vice President of Government Relations – ML Strategies / Special Counsel – Mintz

SABaddour@mlstrategies.com

+1.617.348.1686

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Steve’s government relations practice focuses on advising clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on a wide range of issues at the state and federal levels. As part of Mintz's Litigation Practice, Steve represents public and private sector clients in complex civil litigation matters. In both these roles, he uses his knowledge of government and the law to benefit clients in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond.

A former Massachusetts State Senator and former Assistant Attorney General, Steve has strong bipartisan relationships throughout the Massachusetts government. He was consistently ranked one of the highest rated members of the legislature by the Commonwealth’s business community. Over the course of a decade in the Senate, Steve fought to strengthen laws that protect children, the elderly and disabled, and was widely known as a thoughtful voice on transportation, budgetary policy, and fiscal responsibility. During his time in the Senate, Steve served as the senate chair of the joint committee on transportation, the vice-chairman of the joint committee on the judiciary, the vice chairman of the senate ways and means committee and chaired numerous conference committees.  

When his clients’ needs extend to DC, Steve is able to leverage his strong relationships with members of Congress from Massachusetts and throughout New England to work with our DC-based lobbyists on federal issues for clients.

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law (JD)
  • University of Massachusetts (BA, cum laude)

Viewpoints

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Economists create graphs, charts and projections on the economy daily, crafting commentary to explain the ebbs and flows of market success and failures based on a variety of factors.  That is no longer the case as the nation battles the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). 
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This week, Governor Charlie Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 19, “Order Regarding the Conduct of Shareholder Meetings by Public Companies.  This Order, which is effective immediately, suspends certain requirements of M.G.L. chapter 156D, section 7.08 that relate to shareholder meetings by remote means.
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Governor Charlie Baker just announced he is extending COVID-19 Order No. 13 that mandates the closure of non-essential businesses.  This order, initially set to expire on April 7th, was extended to Monday, May 4th.  This order will officially take effect tomorrow, April 1st at noon. 
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On Monday, March 23rd, the Baker Administration issued a stay at home advisory, along with an order (COVID-19 Order No. 13) requiring businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their doors starting March 24th at noon until April 7th at noon.  The Administration has issued a list of business and other organizations deemed essential services and workforces that may continue to operate physical workplaces during this two-week order. 
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The Baker Administration, along with prioritizing the needs of medical professionals on the front lines of the fight against the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), have taken significant steps to relieve pressure on small businesses negatively impacted by the virus.
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Massachusetts COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020| Blog

The Baker Administration continues to monitor the COVID-19 public health crisis, expanding almost daily on restrictions for schools, restaurants and several other places of business across the Commonwealth.  As these updates are constantly evolving, this post is meant to provide the most up to date announcements.
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As the nation continues to address the spread of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), several precautionary efforts are being taken to ensure citizens remain safe and reduce the prevalence of transmission to vulnerable individuals across the country. As the Legislature and Executive Branch aggressively focus on COVID-19 related issues, your ML Strategies team will continue to monitor and engage state and local leaders on legislative and regulatory priorities by keeping lines of communication open on a daily basis with legislators and staff.
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With less than a year to go until the end of formal sessions on July 31, 2020, Massachusetts legislators are back in action this month to begin tackling a robust policy agenda. We are poised to see action on both new and pending legislation this fall on a number of priority policy areas.

Events

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2019

The Road Ahead: 2019 AAA Transportation Funding Summit

Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Norwood, MA