Holland & Knight has announced that Kathryn Lehman, chief of staff for the House Republican Conference, is joining the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Practice as partner in the Washington, DC office.
A 15-year veteran of the Hill, Ms. Lehman brings significant and wide-ranging experience, having worked closely with the White House, administrative agencies, House and Senate leadership and committees, political committees and other key members of government. Her career began as counsel on the House Judiciary Committee Staff, where she served for eight years. She later served as special assistant to then-Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), as policy director to House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-TX), and director of coalitions and outreach for Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL).
In 2003, she assumed the top post under GOP Conference Chairman Deborah Pryce, managing the fourth-ranking Leadership office in the House of Representatives. In this role she was charged with crafting legislative and floor strategies for House Republicans while earning respect from members on both sides of the aisle.