Senior Policy Advisor
Bobby Cornett is Senior Policy Advisor in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Cornett advises his clients on a wide range of legislative and public policy issues based upon his deep understanding of the legislative process of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Cornett has over 11 years of Congressional experience, most recently serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for U.S. Congressman Trent Franks (R-Arizona), where he managed the office’s legislative operation and oversaw the successful passage of various legislative initiatives. His successes on Capital Hill included, among others, passage of an amendment pertaining to the proposed Arizona/Nevada Interstate-11 corridor into the surface transportation authorization bill and an amendment pertaining to the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 into the Victims of Child Abuse Reauthorization Act. Mr. Cornett also served as counsel to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, providing him with particular insight into such areas as the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) public accommodation provisions; crime victims’ rights; property rights; the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act; and the Class Action Fairness Act.
Mr. Cornett’s ability to successfully advocate for his clients is based upon the strong relationships that he has developed with Congressional leadership, committees, as well as members of Congress and staff. Mr. Cornett specializes in a wide range of matters, including intellectual property, technology, natural resources, immigration, and business, among others.
In addition to his legislative work, Mr. Cornett has demonstrated success in working with federal and state agencies, as well as local governments including, but not limited to, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); US and Arizona Departments of Transportation; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the Department of Energy; the office of the Governor of the State of Arizona; myriad Arizona cities and towns; and Maricopa and Mohave Counties.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
President Trump and Republicans in Congress are seeking to boost the fossil fuel energy sectors with two new Executive Orders (EO)and recently introduced Senate and House Bills. On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, President Trump signed Executive Order 13868 (Promoting Energy Infrastructure and Economic Growth) and Executive Order 13867 (Issuance of Permits with Respect to Facilities and Land … More »
Monday, March 4, 2019
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the House Energy & Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing titled "Protecting Consumer Privacy in the Era of Big Data."
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP Opens Washington, D.C. Office With Addition of Attorneys from Akin Gump
BUFFALO, NY – Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP today announced the opening of its Washington, D.C. office at 1900 K Street, NW, Suite 730, with the addition of Michael G. Rossetti and Ian A. Shavitz as partners. Both attorneys join the firm from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.