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The Abraham Group and Roetzel & Andress Law Firm Form New Bipartisan Government Affairs Company

10/17/11

New Abraham & Roetzel Firm Will Be Headed by Former U.S. Energy Secretary and Senator Spencer Abraham

(WASHINGTON, D.C., October 17, 2011) – Roetzel & Andress LPA, a full-service law firm with 13 offices, and the international strategic consulting firm The Abraham Group announced today that they have teamed up to start a new company that will provide a comprehensive range of government affairs and issue management services to prospective clients.

The new company, called Abraham & Roetzel LLC, will allow Roetzel & Andress to strategically expand its federal governmental relations practice. The company will be co-owned by The Abraham Group and Roetzel & Andress, and will be headquartered at Roetzel's Washington, D.C. office. It will also have a presence in the law firm's offices in Columbus, Ohio and Tallahassee, Florida.

The announcement was made by The Abraham Group Chairman & CEO and former U.S. Secretary of Energy and U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham, and Roetzel & Andress Chairman & CEO Timothy Ochsenhirt.

"Increasingly our clients turn to us seeking solutions to complex federal issues, from transactions that require government approvals to legislative strategies and assistance," said Ochsenhirt. "Secretary Abraham, a former Senator and Cabinet Member, and his partners complement our firm and offer our clients unmatched value-added services with their strategic counsel and experience. He also has maintained close personal relationships with several key House Committee Chairmen as well as his Senate and Michigan colleagues. This new venture will certainly be one of the top bipartisan government affairs shops in Washington and Ohio."

"Roetzel & Andress is an excellent and highly respected law firm," said Secretary Abraham who will become Chairman & CEO of the new company. "The combined expertise and experience of Roetzel and The Abraham Group in this new company will offer extraordinary value to clients seeking government affairs services as well as attractive reasons for other companies and organizations to become clients." The Abraham Group's other partners, Joseph McMonigle and Majida Mourad, will also become partners in the new firm.

Abraham & Roetzel is a full-service government affairs and issue management firm that will focus initially in the following practice areas:

  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Health Care, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals
  • Tax Policy, Appropriations & Budget
  • Telecom and Technology
  • Crisis Management & Government Investigations
For more information about Abraham & Roetzel LLC, please visit www.argovaffairs.com.

About Roetzel & Andress
Founded in 1876, Roetzel is a law firm with 13 offices throughout Ohio, Illinois, Florida, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm has more than 200 attorneys who provide comprehensive, integrated legal counsel in more than 40 different areas of law, and who practice both nationally and internationally. For more information, visit www.ralaw.com.

About The Abraham Group
The Abraham Group is led by former U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and has quickly become one of the premier international strategic consulting firms in the energy sector and in Washington. The Abraham Group provides strategic advice and assistance to clients in the United States and other key international markets. Its client roster and firm activities represents both established and new companies from across the spectrum, including renewable and alternative energy, oil & gas, nuclear energy, climate change, engineering & construction, as well as energy conservation and efficiency technologies. For more information, visit www.abrahamgroupllc.com.

Press Contacts:

Majida Mourad
202-393-7700
majida@abrahamgroupllc.com
The Abraham Group

Robert Casarona
216-615-4841
rcasarona@ralaw.com
Roetzel & Andress