Attorney & Director of Government Relations
"Growing up in Baltimore City has given me an enthusiasm for this epicenter for cultural activity and business. I work with the elected officials and community leaders to ensure that our clients have access to the decision makers whether we’re looking for legislative support or commitment to a local project. I am always looking for opportunities to promote and deepen relationships between our clients and key policy makers around the state and particularly in the Baltimore region."
— Lorenzo Bellamy
B.A. University of Virginia, International Relations
J.D. Catholic University School of Law
Certificate, Comparative and International Law
Fluent in French
Court of Appeals of Maryland
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Procurement, Legislative Advocacy, Administrative Law, International Trade Development and Transactions, Economic and Trade Policies, Joint Venture Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Hotel Management Agreements, Civil Litigation, and Non-profit Law.
Maryland Super Lawyer in International Law (2011 - 2012), and Government Relations (2011 - 2016)
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Board Member, Maryland Government Relations Association
Member, District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Christian Legal Aid District of Columbia
Fellow, C.S. Lewis Fellows Program
Lorenzo Bellamy is Director and Legislative Counsel of Government Relations at Alexander & Cleaver. He joined the firm in 2006 after serving as Counsel for Legislative Affairs at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. Since joining the firm, Lorenzo has been successful in securing several millions of dollars in bond financing for clients doing business in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. Lorenzo advocates for the passage of legislation benefiting clients in the energy, environment, health, housing, non-profit and transportation industries. In addition to a successful legislative practice, Lorenzo represents and assists many clients in procurement matters before state and local agencies amounting to date in over $600 million in procurement awards. Lorenzo also continues to position clients for the best possible opportunity to win current or future Request For Proposals and using a combined government relations and legal approach to defend or attack the validity of awards made by state and local agencies. Because Maryland and several of its larger jurisdictions have a robust Minority Business Enterprise program, Lorenzo assists our large and small business clients with Minority Business Enterprise compliance on procurement matters at the state and local level.
Lorenzo is from Baltimore, and has forged and maintained deep relationships with the executive and legislative bodies which benefits clients with issues before the Baltimore City Council, the Mayor’s office and the Board of Estimates where contracts are awarded or disputed.
In addition to Maryland, Lorenzo leads the firm’s Washington, D.C. government relations practice group and is increasing the firm’s presence on behalf of clients before the D.C. Mayor and City Council.
Prior to bringing his legislative, procurement and legal talents to Alexander & Cleaver, Lorenzo founded the Bellamy Law Firm in Washington, D.C. where he focused on international trade development and transactions. Lorenzo advocated on behalf of Fortune 500 companies before the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. Government. He served as a legislative advisor in two major law firms and has extensive background in federal, state, and municipal legislative advocacy, including lobbying on behalf of Baltimore City before Congress.
Lorenzo lived in Africa for nine years, specifically in Morocco, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. He also lived in France for three and a half years. He has worked on transactions in South Africa, Madagascar, Angola and Burundi. In Angola, he represented a Houston-based company in a joint venture with an Angolan company to provide a multinational Fortune 100 energy company with supplies and services. The deal was financed and insured by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Lorenzo was retained by the President of Madagascar to advise on World Bank policies, African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) best practices, and interface with National Institutes of Health on Malagasy health policy. He was the co-manager of the AGOA Coalition concerned with advocating passage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, a landmark trade bill that facilitates trade between U.S companies and qualified sub-Saharan African companies. Lorenzo, executed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (PGCEDC-Africa Trade Office) and Alexander & Cleaver to be a resource for businesses wanting to do business in Africa.
Lorenzo speaks French and is an avid soccer player, having started at the age of eight, and continues playing in local leagues (he is the Captain/Manager of a local Montgomery County, MD based team) and pick up games in the Washington area. Lorenzo lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.