Sonia is an Associate in Global Counsel’s Washington, D.C. office. She previously worked at a global government relations and public affairs firm where she provided research and administrative support for a wide variety of clients. 

At Global Counsel, Sonia works with both corporate and investor clients across a range of US policy issues.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Advising private equity investors on the policy risks and opportunities when considering assets in the technology, financial services, and environmental sectors.
  • Working with global corporates to understand how US policy and regulatory developments can affect their business. 
  • Creating content for clients providing timely US political and policy analysis.

Latest Insights by Sonia Vasconcellos

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The shifting dynamics between US Republicans and the tech industry

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Among many disruptive shifts in US politics over the last decade, the relationship between Republicans and Big Tech has been part of a wider shift in Republican positioning that includes trade, media, culture, and foreign policy. With the 2024 elections presenting a real possibility for Republicans to emerge with a stronger hold on Congress and possibly the White House,…

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What would a DeSantis or Trump victory in 2024 mean for US tech policy?

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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Sonia Vasconcellos to discuss the tech policy implications of a Republican victory in the 2024 US presidential election. What are the tech policy priorities for Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis? Will we see further pressure on Chinese tech? And a potential focus on Section 230 reform? And how will those priorities be…

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Win or lose in its case against Meta, the FTC has already shifted the antitrust debate in the US


The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has officially brought a case against Meta to trial in an attempt to stop Meta’s acquisition of Within, a virtual reality (VR) fitness company. The trial marks the first high-profile legal test of the FTC’s efforts under Chair Lina Khan to broaden the scope of antitrust law to attempt to slow the growing power of Big Tech companies…

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