Stacy Swanson helps sovereign governments successfully navigate Washington and understand United States Government policy. She regularly provides clients with strategies which effectively leverage existing relationships to advocate policy objectives before the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.
In particular, Ms. Swanson focuses on policy matters, including human rights, trafficking-in-persons, child and forced labor, foreign aid, congressional appropriations and authorizations processes, Diaspora outreach, U.S. sanctions, and international trade and trade policy. She has experience representing governments in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Eurasia, South and Central Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific. Her human rights expertise enables Ms. Swanson to advise multinational corporations on the aforementioned issues and on the ramifications of various Congressionally-mandated reports. For example, she has affirmatively advocated the corporate social responsibility records of clients before Congress and the Executive branch.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Swanson worked for a senior government official at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) where her efforts helped bridge connections within the regulated community. She has a deep understanding of the Labor Department’s federal regulatory process stemming, in part, from having observed and participated in an OSHA-negotiated rulemaking process for the U.S. construction industry.