Attorney & Government Relations Consultant
"My clients achieve their government relations goals through my effective and compelling advocacy. In both the legislative and procurement arenas, I work closely with my clients to implement strategies that effectively navigate complicated and nuanced issues. Additionally, our team approach ensures that client goals are accomplished in a timely and effective manner."
— Camille Guevara Fesche
B.A. Johns Hopkins University, International Relations, 2002
J. D. Georgetown University Law Center, 2007
Court of Appeals of Maryland
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Supreme Court of New Jersey
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
State of New York Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Maryland Rising Star in Bankruptcy (2014) and in Legislative & Government Affairs (2015-2016)
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Camille Guevara Fesche joined Alexander & Cleaver in 2013. She quickly demonstrated her ability to fully comprehend a wide variety of complicated client issues. Her through analysis and research of legislative issues has helped her become an effective advocate before the Maryland General Assembly. She works closely with clients in order to refine their goals and develop their short- and long-term strategies. Her creative and proactive approach to working with clients has proven her to be a strong asset to the firm. She represents clients in matters related to healthcare, pharmaceuticals, business, media, procurements, and not-profit issues.
Camille works with clients on all aspects of the state legislative process. She leverages her legal background to efficiently research legislative history and draft suggested language for new bills and bill amendments. She regularly testifies before Senate and House committees that handle business, legal, and healthcare issues. Through the use if effective advocacy, she has successfully gotten bills amended, passed, and shelved for clients. With respect to capital funds, Camille has successfully obtained multiple bond bills for clients.
In addition to working the legislature, Camille also devotes significant time to the firm’s thriving procurement practice. She works closely with clients to research and build a pipeline of potential opportunities. Using the road map of potential opportunities, she then guides the clients through the entire procurement cycle. Should the situation arise, the firm has attorneys with experience in bid protests. In addition, Camille provides clients with relevant regular updates regarding eMaryland Marketplace, the Board of Public Works, routine audits, and legislation related to procurement reform and procurement generally.
On the local level, Camille has successfully worked with the Baltimore County Executive and Council to resolve client issues, both legislative and administrative. She has successfully changed decades old laws and helped clients clear bureaucratic hurdles.
Camille is a member of the A&C District of Columbia Practice Team. She advocates for clients before the Mayor's Office, City Council, and District agencies.
After graduating from Georgetown Law, Camille practiced both corporate law, assisting purchasers with target acquisition and mergers, and bankruptcy law, guiding both individuals and multi-million dollar corporations through bankruptcy. As a result, Camille has experience in negotiations with creditors and tracking complicated bankruptcy cases. Her work experience has given her a unique perspective into the construction and dismantling of corporate deals that informs her work with both legal and government relations clients.
While in law school, Camille was selected to participate in the Federal Legislation Clinic where she focused on assisting Catholic Charities with their lobbying efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Camille undertook a comprehensive review of the law and rules that comprise the Federal Emergency Management Act and made targeted recommendations to Catholic Charities based on her analysis.
After college, Camille worked on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first mayoral campaign in New York City. After Mayor Bloomberg’s victory, Camille spent two years building the City’s comprehensive 3-1-1 non-emergency phone number. The project merged 50 agency call centers into one comprehensive 24/7/365 call center that is able to effectively handle constituent issues in multiple languages. Camille focused on merging the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Taxi & Limousine Commission into 3-1-1.
While attending the Johns Hopkins University, Camille started on the varsity field hockey team, served as Secretary and Treasurer of her class, and was a congressional intern for then Congressman Robert Ehrlich. She is a native of Baltimore County where she attended Dulaney High School and spent her summers working in her father’s dental office.
Camille believes in the importance of being involved in her community and is on the board of the Ecuadent Foundation, a Maryland based non-profit organization that takes surgeons, dentists, nurses, and support staff to Ecuador to provide free high-quality health care to impoverished children. In the two decades since its founding, Ecuadent has successfully administered dental treatment to over 25,000 children and performed over 5,000 surgeries to repair cleft lip and palates, burn scars, and deformities.