Ball Janik LLP Expands Oregon Lobbying Practice
Ball Janik LLP has announced it will expand its Oregon lobbying practice, and has hired Caitlin N. Sause as Government Affairs Advisor in the Portland office. Her primary focus will be representing clients before the Oregon Legislature and helping the firm build a broad-based state lobbying practice in Salem. She will also assist the firm’s clients on local government issues and will coordinate with Ball Janik’s government affairs team in Washington, D.C., on federal issues.
“We are excited to have Caitlin’s professional talents and deep knowledge of Oregon issues as we re-establish our presence in the state capitol,” said James A. Beall, managing partner of Ball Janik’s Government Affairs practice. “Working closely with our government affairs team in Portland, Seattle and Washington, D.C., Caitlin will be committed to helping our clients with Oregon, Pacific Northwest and national issues,” added Mr. Beall.
A native of Coos Bay, Oregon, Ms. Sause is fluent in maritime and natural resource issues. Her family operates Sause Bros., a prominent tug and barge company with operations along the Pacific Coast and in Hawaii.
Prior to joining Ball Janik, Ms. Sause served as a legislative associate for Northwest Strategies, where she specialized in renewable energy, coastal issues, and natural resources. She also has experience representing health care clients before the Oregon Legislature. Ms. Sause served as an intern for U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.
Ms. Sause received her B.A. in Political Science in 2005 from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude. In 2004, she received the National Collegiate Community Service Woman of Year honor for her community involvement while at Vanderbilt.
In 2005, Ms. Sause was awarded a Doctoral Research Fellowship and Scholarship at George Washington University where she focused her work in political science, quantitative methodology, and public policy. In 2008, she received her M.A. in Political Science and was awarded a Research Fellowship through George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs to continue her work on campaign messaging and political psychology.
Ms. Sause graduated from Jesuit High School in Beaverton and now resides in Portland.
About Ball Janik LLP Government Affairs
Since its founding in 1988, Ball Janik LLP’s Government Affairs practice has grown steadily in influence and geographic reach. With 14 professionals located in Washington, D.C. and the Pacific Northwest, our bipartisan team has more than 320 years of collective experience in public policy matters involving education, economic development, health care, transportation, natural resources, defense, energy, the environment, tax policy, trade, and federal funding.