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About Dee

Dee Martin is co-chair of the firm's Policy Resolution Group, the government relations and strategic communications section of Bracewell. Dee represents clients before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies, developing and implementing policy and media strategies that achieve her client's goals. Bloomberg Government (2015) recently named Bracewell as the Top Performing Lobbying/Law Firm.

Dee has 20 years of experience providing strategic advice to corporations, non-profit organizations and trade associations. Her work covers a broad range of issues, including energy and the environment (oil & gas; power; renewables); national security (federal law enforcement); women's rights (economic and violence issues); and financial services (credit rating agencies; consumer protection). Dee has successfully led clients through legislative, appropriations and oversight campaigns. In addition to her policy work, Dee represents clients involved in agency inquiries and Congressional investigations, including hearings and testimony.

Her unique and holistic approach to federal advocacy ensures that messages are coordinated across the three branches of government, as well as in the media, both traditional and digital. Dee has been named a "Washington, DC Trailblazer" and "Crisis Leadership Trailblazer" by National Law Journal (2020-2021); a "Top Lobbyist" by The Hill (2017-2020); a "Champion of PR" by PRWeek (2017); a "Top 40 Under 40 Lobbyist" by Washingtonian Magazine (2011); a "Female Powerbroker" by Law360 (2014); a "Champion" by the Legal Times (2011); and a "Women Who Mean Business Awardee" by the Washington Business Journal (2011). Dee has received national media attention as a co-founder of Minute Mentoring®, a women's leadership program. An avid women's rights advocate, Dee has focused her pro bono efforts on assisting young women escaping persecution by global terrorist organizations. For her work, she was honored with the "Unlikely Heroes Legacy Award" (2016) and was recognized by Professional Women in Advocacy as an "Excellence in Advocacy" award finalist (2016). Dee's community service includes serving as the president of the board of directors of a transitional housing service for homeless women and on the board of directors for a national non-profit organization dedicated to social, political, and economic equality for women.

Very responsive and personable, she is well versed in matters of public policy and legislative initiatives.
Chambers USA, 2021


Recent Notable Matters

Air Liquide USA, Inc. — government relations and strategic communications efforts including: advocacy before Congress and key agencies - Department of Energy, Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Department of Labor, among others

FBI Agents Association — advocacy before the U.S. Congress, White House and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a range of issues including pay, retirement plans, appropriations, the Patriot Act, electronic privacy, and crime and terrorism prevention

Tesoro Corporation — on a broad range of fuels issues before Congress and federal agencies

Unlikely Heroes — led the advocacy effort to ensure that a group of young women who had been kidnapped by terrorists secure safe and legal passage to the U.S.

A.M. Best Company — work on behalf of the company has included advocacy before Congress, as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission

Publications and Speeches

“Media Training for Women Legislators,” WAND/WiLL, 2016.

“Millennials and Advocacy,” Girls Learn International and Young Feminist Conference, 2016.

“The Voice of Millennials in the 2016 Presidential Election,” Platform 2016, 2016.

“Women Leaders and Mentorship,” Minute Mentoring, Women in Manufacturing, 2016.

“2016 Elections,” Air Liquide, 2016.



University of Virginia School of Law,
University of Central Arkansas,

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


American Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
Feminist Majority
Board of Directors
Calvary Women’s Services
Board of Directors
Minute Mentoring



Top lobbyists

November 2, 2017
The Hill

The new landscape of lobbying

June 2, 2014
Washington Post Online, The



EPA Requests Feedback on Methane Emissions

April 16, 2014

By way of update to last month's client alert , on April 15, 2014, EPA released five white papers that discuss methane and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the oil and gas sector. The release of the white papers is part of the White House's Climate Action Plan Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions . The white papers cover emissions from five types of emission sources: Compressors Well completions and production from hydraulically fractured wells Leaks Liquids unloading Pneumatic devices Each white paper includes an overview or definition of the source and brief summaries of...



Chambers USA
Nationwide Government Relations, 2021
The Legal 500 United States
Government Relations, 2018 - 2021
ALM Media Properties, LLC
National Law Journal
Crisis Leadership Trailblazer, 2021; Washington, DC Trailblazer, 2020
Haymarket Media Group Ltd.
Champions of PR, 2017
Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.
The Hill
Top Lobbyists, 2017 - 2020
Unlikely Heroes
Legacy Award, 2016
Professional Women in Advocacy
Excellence in Advocacy Award Finalist, 2016
Portfolio Media, Inc.
Female Powerbroker, 2014
Washingtonian Media Inc.
Washingtonian Magazine
Top 40 Under 40 Lobbyist, 2011
Legal Times Champions & Visionaries Awards
Champion, 2011
American City Business Journals
Washington Business Journal
Women Who Mean Business, 2011
Legal PR Awards
Minute Mentoring, 2011


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