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PROMINENT POLITICAL STRATEGIST
JOINS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DEPARTMENT OF
OBERMAYER REBMANN MAXWELL & HIPPEL
Philadelphia, PA —- William “Bill” Batoff, a highly regarded and prominent political strategist and lobbyist, has been appointed Co-Chairman of Government Relations Department of the Philadelphia-based, regional law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel. The announcement was made by the Department’s other Co-Chairman, former State Senator and former Lieutenant Governor, Robert C. Jubelirer.
William Batoff has over thirty-five years experience as a leading political strategist. He has worked, during that period, on behalf of numerous presidents of the United States. He has also provided political election analysis during appearances on numerous panels and television programs. In addition, he has assisted the fundraising efforts of numerous gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns. Many of the countries leading politicians, appreciative of Mr. Batoff’s skills, experience and knowledge, have appointed him to a wide variety of important positions. President George W. Bush appointed him to the United States Delegation to attend the Inauguration of President Lucio Gutierrez Borbua of Ecuador as well as appointing him to the Advisory Committee of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. In addition, Mr. Batoff was appointed National Vice Chairman of the Presidential and Democratic National Victory Fund of t he Democratic National Committee (1987-88). President Carter appointed him as Federal Commissioner for the Presidential Scholars Commission. Prior to that, Mr. Batoff was an ; Financial Chairman for the State of Pennsylvania for the Carter-Mondale Presidential Committee; Member of the Official Panama Delegation to conclude the Panama Treaty, and many other vital appointments. He has also accompanied numerous senators to trouble spots around the world. In 1988, Forbes Magazine listed Mr. Batoff as one of the nation’s “Top Sixty Political Fundraisers.”
Mr. Batoff explained that his new role as Co-Chairman of the Government Relations Department will “focus on helping clients deal with state and federal issues, generate new business, and work closely with my good friend Senator Jubelirer. I feel privileged to be associated with Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, for it is a superb firm, providing all of its clients with a full array of the finest professional services.”
The Department’s other co-Chair, Senator Jubelirer, stated: “Though Bill Batoff is not an attorney, I am pleased that his experience, knowledge and relationships will prove of inestimable value to our firm’s burgeoning list of clients. I am, indeed, gratified to work with Bill on a wide array of government issues, for he is a justly esteemed and preeminent political strategist.”
Prior to joining Obermayer, Senator Jubelirer served eight terms (1975-2006) representing the 30th District in the Pennsylvania State Senate. He served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate for nearly 21 years, which currently stands as the longest time any member has served in this role. Before ascending to President Pro Tempore, he twice served as the Republican Floor Leader. In 2001, Senator Jubelirer was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor when then Governor Tom Ridge resigned to serve as Director of Homeland Security. He held that office with its additional responsibilities until January 2003.
During his tenure in the Pennsylvania State Senate, Senator Jubelirer provided leadership on major issues such as economic development, transportation improvements, job creation, open government, education reform and property tax relief. He sponsored legislation creating Pennsylvania’s Tuition Account Program and the state’s Sunshine Law, and led the fight for major child protection measures known as “Ashley’s Law.”
Obermayer’s Government Relations Department builds on the firm’s successful history of representing clients’ interests before the legislative, executive, and regulatory branches of the federal and state governments. It specializes in assisting clients to develop and implement short and long-term lobbying strategies and in providing direct advocacy to all sectors of government. The extensive experience and long-standing relationships of those in the department mean effective results and maximum value for clients.
Founded in Philadelphia in 1904, Obermayer is one of the region’s most respected law firms. Throughout its history, it has provided comprehensive legal services to a diverse client base, including Fortune 500 corporations, technology companies, prominent regional businesses, banks, insurance and lending institutions, hospital and physician groups, charitable and non-profit institutions, municipalities, public utilities, fiduciaries and individuals.
The firm comprises more than 130 lawyers; its primary office is in Philadelphia, and it has offices in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Altoona, Pennsylvania; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; and affiliated offices in Denver, Colorado and New York City. Obermayer attorneys remain deeply involved in their communities’ leading charitable, cultural and civic organizations, as well as in many professional associations. The firm’s website is www.obermayer.com