Allison Kassir is a government relations advisor in King & Spalding’s Government Advocacy and Public Policy Practice Group, where she has a diverse legislative practice that includes advising clients on health care, energy, climate change, homeland security, education, and trade. Ms. Kassir works closely with clients, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association and The Coalition to Advance Renewable Energy through Bulk Storage (CAREBS), to develop and implement legislative strategies. Ms. Kassir represented the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games before the federal government. Ms. Kassir also works as part of the firm’s congressional investigations practice to represent clients before House and Senate Committees, as well as the Government Accountability Office.
Ms. Kassir served in a variety of positions on Capitol Hill. She was senior legislative advisor to Congressman Paul McHale (D-PA), handling domestic issues and science policy. Prior to working for Congressman McHale, Ms. Kassir served as a special assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Les Aspin. Ms. Kassir had worked for then-Chairman Aspin for several years as a part of the House Armed Services Committee Member Services Team, formed to serve as a liaison between Chairman Aspin and other House Members, as well as to advance Chairman Aspin’s policy goals.
Ms. Kassir is the co-editor of the firm’s bi-monthly Alternative & Renewable Energy Headlines newsletter.