Liam Donovan is a veteran government relations strategist with nearly two decades of experience working at the intersection of politics and policy. He advises leading corporations, trade associations and non-profit organizations on the federal legislative and regulatory process, and helps plan and execute campaigns to advance their policy goals. He also provides strategic analysis and intelligence to institutional investors, executives and other clients who are looking to separate the signal from the Beltway noise.
Liam joined Bracewell from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), where he served as the association’s lead on tax, energy and fiscal issues for more than six years, representing the construction industry before the House, Senate, White House and federal agencies, while providing strategic guidance on the association’s political activities.
Before beginning his career as an advocate, Liam spent four years and two elections cycles on the staff of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, ultimately serving as a regional finance director under Senator John Cornyn (R-TX.) He maintains strong ties to Republican leadership in both chambers.
Liam is a frequent commentator and writer on national politics. His work has been published in National Review, POLITICO Magazine and the New York Post. He is frequently quoted in national media outlets from the Washington Post to The New York Times, and he has appeared as a political analyst on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. A recent POLITICO feature called him “a keen, clear-eyed analyst of legislative maneuvering.”