Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC, a nationally-recognized law firm with practices in the areas of healthcare, education, legislative and regulatory affairs, Indian tribal governments and nonprofit organizations, is pleased to announce that Kathleen Hatfield has joined the firm as Counsel in the government relations practice.

Kathleen provides policy guidance, legislative, regulatory, and legal advice for corporations and non-profit organizations, including primarily healthcare facilities and cultural entities.  She focuses her practice on federal appropriations, the acquisition of federal, state and private grant funding for hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, museums and others.  She represents diverse entities that partner with local municipalities, educational institutions, Native American communities and affiliated networks.

Kathleen comes to Powers with extensive experience working on Capitol Hill, as well as with federal agencies and private law firms. Most recently, she was a partner at two different Washington, D.C. firms, where she provided policy guidance and legislative advice to advance her clients’ interests. Prior to her law firm experience, she worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson and Senator Edward M. Kennedy. She also worked for nearly seven years with Senator Robert Byrd on matters involving budget and appropriations, as well as trade law, economics, judicial nominations, the constitutionality of proposed legislation, and Senate procedure.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the growing legislative practice at Powers,” said Kathleen. “I look forward to working with the talented team of government relations attorneys and professionals at Powers, and adding my range of experience involving healthcare law and policy, administrative law, appropriations, and more to the already impressive work the firm is doing.”

Kathleen’s arrival follows the recent additions of Jeremy Scott and Julie Allen as Senior Directors of Government Affairs, further expanding the group’s government relations and public policy capabilities.

“We are honored to have Kathleen join our team,” said Peter Thomas, Director of Lateral Recruiting and a Principal in the Powers legislative practice. “Our practice has grown considerably over the past year, and with the addition of Kathleen, we are even better equipped to accomplish our clients’ legislative and regulatory goals.”

Jim Jorling, Managing Principal of Powers, added, “We are excited to welcome an attorney of Kathleen’s caliber as we continue to expand our team of legislative, healthcare and regulatory professionals. We greatly value her significant experience and depth of knowledge in a wide array of areas.  Kathleen will help us and our clients prepare for and respond to new and unique challenges in the future.”


The Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville government relations and legislative practice navigates the complexities of the federal government to achieve policy and advocacy solutions for clients. As a public policy law firm with a thriving legislative and regulatory practice, Powers brings a highly substantive approach to the firm’s client work. The firm’s government relations practice encompasses the full range of bipartisan government relations services, including strategic problem-solving, direct lobbying, legislation development, regulatory affairs, grassroots advocacy, and public outreach, all supported by a deep bench of legal talent with extensive subject matter expertise.


Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville is a Washington, DC-based law firm with national healthcare, education, government relations, Indian tribal governments and nonprofit practices. The firm represents healthcare organizations and companies, higher education institutions, tribal governments and non-profit organizations. For more information, follow us at @PowersLawFirm or visit www.PowersLaw.com.


Kathleen Hatfield can be reached at Kathleen.Hatfield@PowersLaw.com or 202.349.4276.

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