Eve M. O'Toole

Sr Policy Advisor
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Eve M. O'Toole, co-leader of Holland & Knight’s Local Government Group, brings more than 20 years of federal lobbying experience, with substantial background in local government/public sector advocacy, regulatory, appropriations and policy development, and in establishing and executing local public-private partnerships, successful grassroots campaigns and coalitions, and positioning municipalities nationally.

With close working ties to Congress (particularly the California delegation) and the executive branch, Ms. O'Toole has a strong record of advancing a wide range of interests. These include transportation and infrastructure, energy, environment, water, community and economic development, public safety, housing, health and human services, workforce, education, telecommunications and technology, homeland security, defense and base reuse, local control and public finance.

Among other key local government/public agency and public-private partnerships, Ms. O'Toole currently represents cities from San Francisco to Philadelphia, Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, San Mateo County's transportation agencies and the 480-member League of California Cities, where she previously served as head of its Washington, D.C., office.

Ms. O'Toole previously served as senior vice president and director of the Intergovernmental Group practice of MARC Associates, a federal relations consulting firm. She also worked as a government affairs representative with another large law firm, serving as federal representative for Los Angeles County. She serves on the Board of the California State Society and has served on the board of the Women's Campaign Fund. She was also vice president for development and treasurer for MANA, a national Latina organization.