Marla Grossman is known as one of the nation’s preeminent government relations attorneys. While Ms. Grossman has earned a reputation for providing valuable representation to Fortune 500 companies, she has developed a wide network of contacts in the Washington DC community and across the country that allows her to serve a diverse portfolio of clients. As a Partner at the American Continental Group (ACG), Ms. Grossman advises clients about trends in US federal policy which might affect their business and helps clients with strategic public policy planning and representation before the White House, Federal Agencies and Congress.
Dubbed “The Influencer” by I AM Modern Magazine, the Washington Business Journal claimed, “Marla Grossman seems to turn everything she touches into gold” and named her one of the Washington DC area’s “Most Influential Business Women”. Ms. Grossman has been called an “industry insider,” a “mover and a shaker” and “the real deal” by IP Watchdog and a “leading lobbyist” by the National Law Journal. Ms. Grossman has been selected to the Washington DC Super Lawyer List every year since 2013, recognized as an Excellence in Advocacy Nominee, and designated a “Distinguished Lawyer” by the Expert Network.
Before joining ACG, Ms. Grossman was a Partner at PCT Government Relations, a lobbying firm focused on intellectual property and technology public policy matters. Prior to that, Ms. Grossman was a Partner and Chair of the Internet Ventures Group of the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson, which at the time was described by The National Journal as the top federal government relations firm in the US.
Earlier, Ms. Grossman served as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she was instrumental in the development of policy positions and legislative initiatives for then-Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and current Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriation Committee, Patrick Leahy. Ms. Grossman helped coordinate legislative activities for Senator Leahy on intellectual property, Internet usage, entertainment, online gaming and technology, and was directly involved with legislation such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; Copyright Term Extension Act; Trademark Law Treaty Implementation Act; Domain Name Amendment Act; and US Patent and Trademark Office Reauthorization Act.
A Peabody Award winner, Ms. Grossman received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University (Phi Beta Kappa). She is admitted to the District of Columbia bar. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Yale Alumni Fund.