James Pittman, Veteran D.C. Government Attorney, Joins Holland & Knight's D.C. Business Team
WASHINGTON (June 26, 2023) – Veteran Washington, D.C., government attorney James Pittman has joined Holland & Knight as a senior counsel. He will be a member of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group and D.C. Business Team, which focuses on the local regulatory and policy needs of businesses in the District of Columbia.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Pittman served as director of government and external affairs for Pepco, an Exelon Company. Pepco provides electric utility service to the city of Washington, D.C., and surrounding communities in Maryland. Prior to his work at Pepco, Mr. Pittman served as Deputy Attorney General (AG) for the District of Columbia where he advised the Attorney General and Chief Deputy AG on matters of policy, legislation and external relations.
Mr. Pittman also served for several years in the executive office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia. He coordinated the development and execution of the mayor' legislative agenda and managed relations with external groups, the legislature and executive agencies.
"I know firsthand from working with James in the Mayor's office that he knows this city inside and out and is a pro at getting difficult things done," said Janene Jackson, head of Holland & Knight's D.C. Business Team. "His connections and experience will be great assets to our team and any client who wants to be successful in this city."
"Holland & Knight is one of the premier lobbying firms in the country, and its distinct focus on D.C. really sets it apart from others," said Mr. Pittman. "There is a lot of exciting development and transformation going on in D.C. at the moment. I'm honored to join Janene and other longtime D.C. practitioners as they help businesses execute their innovative plans for the city."
Mr. Pittman earned a J.D. degree from Howard University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Alabama A&M University. In the community, he is a member of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association and recently served as a board member of the Greater Washington Urban League.