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 “Champion of PR” by PRWeek (2017), a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill (2017-2018); 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.
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.