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Robert
Etter

Adviser
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Robert

Robert is an Adviser at Global Counsel. Robert joined GC after spending 13 years in senior roles in the White House, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives. He most recently served as a political appointee in the Biden Administration, where he led the Office of Legislative Affairs for the White House Office of Management and Budget. He spent the previous 12 years in committee roles on Capitol Hill, including nine years as Democratic Chief Counsel to the Senate Budget Committee. He is an attorney and began his career at a global law firm.

At Global Counsel, Robert advises companies and investors on U.S. government affairs issues, including legislative and regulatory developments. He also collaborates with senior leaders at GC's clients to develop and deepen their engagement with U.S. public policymaking.

Recent examples of his work include:

  • Counseling a large UK-based company on developing its government affairs presence, strategy, and messaging in the United States
  • Advising a publicly traded tech company on key U.S. legislative and regulatory developments, the potential effects on its business, and related strategy
  • Providing political and policy analysis to a U.S.-based private equity firm to inform a potential investment