Beth Goldstein leverages her background in domestic policy and law to counsel clients on engaging strategically with the federal government. Her government relations experience includes leading work on major reform legislation, risk reduction activities, issue awareness campaigns and reputational management, with a focus on clients in the health, food and human services sectors.
Beth navigates the full scope of domestic legislation and regulatory developments for clients, including multiple iterations of health reform and omnibus food and agriculture bills. She also advocates in the appropriations arena, with a track record of success in securing increased federal funding for government programs and community projects. Her work on issue awareness campaigns has been featured in Capitol Hill publications and national news outlets. Over the past several years, Beth has assisted clients in need of government support to ensure the maintenance of their operations through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to joining the firm, Beth served on the legislative staff of a committee in the US House of Representatives, where she assisted the chairman in shepherding legislation through all stages of the legislative process, including a presidential veto override. Beth worked with outside stakeholders and across chambers to build strategic coalitions and advance the chairman’s agenda. Her responsibilities included policy development, legislative drafting, speechwriting and advising the chairman and committee members on policy issues.
During law school, Beth expanded her legislative experience by serving as a law clerk to another congressional committee focusing on oversight and investigations. She was also a senior staff member on The Tax Lawyer and a law fellow for the legal research and writing curriculum.
Beth gained a global perspective on healthcare issues through her graduate studies. Her coursework focused on social policy innovations, aging and long-term care, health financing and comparative international health policy. Her dissertation discussed the history of American healthcare legislation, with a particular emphasis on the procedural and political obstacles the Democratic Party has faced when attempting large-scale health reform.