Powers attorneys Peggy Tighe and Paul Moorehead presented to undergraduate students at American University this week about law school and their own legal careers.

In the virtual presentation, Peggy and Paul spoke to over 20 students in the Legal Studies undergraduate program, a part of the University’s Department of Justice, Law & Criminology in the School of Public Affairs. The presentation was organized by Aileen Oliver, an Associate Judge in the District Court of Maryland and Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at American University. Peggy and Paul gave insight into their own career paths to becoming lawyer-lobbyists, as well the types of issues they work on and clients they represent.

Peggy works closely with both the Healthcare and Government Relations & Public Policy teams at Powers. She teams with health systems, patient groups, and provider organizations to develop persuasive policy arguments and strategies to influence Congress and relevant agencies, creating change to protect and support providers and the patients they serve. She focuses her practice on lobbying, coalition building, crafting and implementing grassroots campaigns, and coordinating media relations. She has experience strategizing and implementing federal grassroots activities, including grasstops (high-level grassroots), coalition building, letter writing, and database building.

Paul is a principal in Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville’s Indian Tribal Governments practice. He focuses on Federal Indian law and policy, including initiatives, policies and programs that affect Indian tribal governments and Native American people. Paul has decades of experience with Indian law, including appropriations, commercial transactions, energy and natural resources development, trust reform, environmental protection, gaming, healthcare and telemedicine, housing and infrastructure development, tribal self-governance, taxation, and Indian land and water rights settlements.

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