Reese Goldsmith

Senior Policy Advisor
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Reese Goldsmith is a senior policy advisor in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and member of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group. Ms. Goldsmith has extensive knowledge of federal agencies' complex regulatory schemes to provide in-depth interpretations of policy stemming from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She also advocates on Capitol Hill, engaging committees that oversee energy, climate, sustainability and public lands.

Ms. Goldsmith has a wealth of experience at navigating federal funding and regulatory enforcement programs, leveraging her experience serving at federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). She is a particularly valuable ally to small businesses engaging in Washington and successfully has represented dozens of small businesses from a variety of industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. She guides clients through the federal policymaking process and advises small and large businesses alike on the material impact of newly enacted federal policies.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Goldsmith was an attorney and policy advisor for a U.S.-based lobbying and law firm in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Goldsmith worked on behalf of Democrats in New Hampshire as an organizer during the 2018 midterm elections. In addition, she conducted research on administrative, environmental and natural resource policy impacting small businesses for the U.S. Small Business Association's (SBA) Office of Advocacy. She served as a law clerk in the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the DOJ, as a contractor to DOE's Loan Programs Office and worked for former Rep. Albert Wynn (D-Md.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Representative Experience

  • Aided client in the successful completion of a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) title transfer following the passage of S. 47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act

  • Successfully advocated for the removal of a legislative provision from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 that would have excluded numerous clients from eligibility for second-draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans
  • Counseled numerous clients on PPP eligibility and successfully secured more than $10 million in loans and loan forgiveness for a hospitality client


  • The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • D.C. Bar, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community, Public Lands Committee, Co-Chair, 2020-2021
  • The Catholic University Law Review, Staff and Board Member, 2015-2017


Speaking Engagements