Overview

Greg Louer is a government attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office. A technology lawyer and policy professional by training, Mr. Louer focuses his practice on representing global communications and technology leaders – including internet infrastructure developers, consumer electronics providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) – on legal and policy issues impacting their business. He advises these clients on internet privacy and data storage policy, internet infrastructure and supply chain issues, semiconductor investment strategies and emerging challenges surrounding transportation technology, including vehicle electrification, autonomous vehicle regulatory and legislative activity, among others.

Mr. Louer has the experience and connections to help solve problems for clients facing complex challenges before Congress, the executive branch and independent agencies. He provides clients with strategic guidance and counseling, develops crisis management response solutions, develops and implements comprehensive advocacy campaigns and builds coalitions with allied stakeholders to achieve client goals. As part of this practice, he takes a multidisciplinary approach to achieve client objectives both in Congress and at the agencies, including through regulatory implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and in legislation responsive to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Louer was a managing director and attorney at an American multinational law firm. Before that, he served as a senior advisor for two members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees regulated industries such as telecommunications, energy and healthcare. He first served as the policy director for the late Rep. Charles W. Norwood and later served in a similar capacity for Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) during her service in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he managed the legislative office and spearheaded legislative and oversight activities related to technology, energy and environmental policy. Mr. Louer also served in the legal office for two major communications and technology providers during law school.

Representative Experience

  • Developed and implemented strategic policy solutions on behalf of one of the world's largest consumer electronics and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on a broad range of issues, including telecommunications and technology policy, energy efficiency and environment policy relevant to appliance manufacturers and developing international trade and tariff issues
  • Advocated on behalf of a leading internet registry and critical infrastructure provider, with a focus on lobbying and regulatory services related to international technology, privacy and competition policy
  • Led congressional and agency lobbying efforts on behalf of a North American  electric vehicle charging leader in support of a $7.5 billion electrified transportation  incentive package in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
  • Lobbied on behalf of two leading U.S. optical transmission equipment manufacturers to secure favorable industry provisions in the IIJA, and advocated for favorable regulatory implementation of the $65 billion broadband investment title overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • Implemented a regulatory engagement strategy focused on hydrogen investment policy on behalf of a multinational manufacturer of equipment used in the automotive, technology and energy industries, with a focus on U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) implementation of the IIJA
  • Developed and secured favorable language on behalf of an emerging fiber solutions manufacturer in the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength Act (America COMPETES Act, H.R. 4521) and U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260), which would establish and fund a supply chain resilience investment program
  • Advised semiconductor fabrication and supply chain equipment manufacturers on issues relevant to DOC implementation of the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act, and developed U.S. government engagement strategies to help entities compete for funding
  • Secured favorable language during development of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) over multiple cycles on behalf of a multinational communications equipment manufacturer focused on 5G investments
  • Advanced a top-tier communications provider's legislative agenda in Congress, with a focus on House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Commerce Committee oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Advised an emerging health information technology provider, with a focus on improving federal electronic health records (EHR) policy and market access for software that enhances the EHR experience

Credentials

Education
  • The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Political Science, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Memberships
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA), Legislative Committee Co-Chair, 2018-Present
Honors & Awards
  • Top Lobbyist – Hired Guns, The Hill, 2018, 2020-2021

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