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Brian Hammock Leads Government Relations Practice

Alexander & Cleaver has hired Brian W. Hammock as Managing Attorney of the Government Relations practice. Brian has been a trusted advisor to Maryland’s top elected officials and business leaders over the past two decades. He has served as lead executive in the MidAtlantic for a Fortune 250 company, as a senior advisor to the Governor of the State of Maryland, a strong advocate for his clients at Maryland’s largest law firm, and as a sought-after advisor in countless elections at the federal, state, and local levels including on-the-ground legislative, budget, and procurement lobbying.

Brian “hit the ground running” to give our clients advocacy, strategic advice, and the representation that has been the hallmark of Alexander & Cleaver for more than three decades.

Brian is no stranger to Alexander & Cleaver, making this a coming home of sorts. Brian cut his teeth in Annapolis working for A&C during the 2003 legislative session. Brian went on to work for then Baltimore City Mayor Martin O’Malley and during O’Malley’s governorship. Brian served as a senior advisor to Maryland’s Governor on a range of matters from legislative to transportation, energy, environment, and the budget.

Most recently Brian has served as the Resident Vice President for CSX Transportation in the Mid-Atlantic. As CSX’s lead executive in the region, Brian worked closely with industrial-sector businesses to secure federal and state funding for infrastructure projects, promote more favorable regulation, and to defeat damaging legislation, providing government relations advice and serving as a lobbyist.

Brian can be reached at bhammock@alexander-cleaver.com, at the office at 410-974-9000, or on his cell at 410-598-6700.

Alexander & Cleaver Adds Zektick to Team

We are very excited to announce that Barbara Zektick, has joined our firm and is now working for our government relations clients. With her government relations/lobbying and legal experience, she will be an immediate asset to all clients of the firm. Barbara’s most recent position was with the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), where she represented the elected officials and staffs of Maryland's 24 Counties and Baltimore City -- and this is a short summary of what she did there:

Represent county governments before Maryland General Assembly on transportation, economic development, procurement, fiscal, taxation, and budget issues;

Program educational conferences and seminars for county officials;

Regularly develop quantitative and qualitative analyses, written policy papers, testimony, legislation, and blog content on issues of relevance to local governments;

Serve as primary liaison to Association and General Assembly for county administrators, budget and finance officers, procurement officers, and engineers.

Barbara's past experience is pretty amazing: Worked for the Mayor & City Council of Baltimore as General Counsel and Acting Deputy Director in the Department of Transportation; State Legislative Analyst in the Office of Policy and Government Affairs in the Secretary's Office of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), and numerous civic and legal activities after graduating from John Hopkins University and American University Washington College of Law. We are confident she can use her great experience and skills for the benefit of our clients.


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Superior effort for each and every client

At Alexander & Cleaver, we pride ourselves as the firm that gets the job done right the first time.

Our clients — businesses, government entities, non-profits, municipalities, families and individuals — depend on our broad business, regulatory and litigation practice. Our multidisciplinary teams of attorneys and government relations consultants craft and implement strategy together.

Whether your matter involves serious personal injury or wrongful death, procurement, planning and zoning issues, marketing and corporate image-building, or complicated legislative issues and regulations — just to name a few of the many areas we cover — our lawyers and government relations professionals have the experience and skill to help you succeed.

Experienced litigators as your advocates

Alexander & Cleaver has represented thousands of clients in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia who know they can count on us for high-quality services around the clock.

Hardworking, respected and active in the community, our attorneys are powerful trial attorneys and our lobbyists are influential advocates, all invested in the pursuit of your best interests. You’ll be glad we’re on your side of the table. We have earned major industry awards and recognition, including:

  • Maryland Power Players — Gazette
  • Top firm to carry political power with the most sway over the business of government and politics — PolitikerMD
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for our legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards
  • Super Lawyers (only five percent of all Maryland attorneys are selected)
  • Rising Stars (only five percent of all Maryland attorneys under the age of 40 are selected)
  • Top 50 Maryland Lawyers
  • Top 50 Women
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Seats on the boards of chambers of commerce, business organizations and local universities

Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Florida and we operate out of seven offices throughout the area.

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The law firm of Alexander & Cleaver, P.A. is ready to help you at one of our seven offices in Annapolis, Fort Washington, La Plata, Cumberland, Rockville, Alexandria, Virginia and West Palm Beach, Florida. We are available 24 hours a day to handle your most urgent needs. Call us today at 301-292-3300 or contact us online. We look forward to speaking with you.

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