Chistopher A. Ott, Esq.


Mr. Ott is admitted to practice in Washington, DC, Maryland, Missouri and the Federal Courts.

James M. Steinwinder, Esq.

Contract Attorney

Attorney James M. Steinwinder represents clients in the energy, financial services and healthcare industries.

Laura O`Neill Ott

Director Legislative Affairs (Non-Attorney)

Laura O´Neill spent ten years on Capitol Hill working in both the Legislative and Executive Branches of Government focusing on a wide range of health care-related issues.

Dr. Joseph Bielitzki

Director Government Research & Development Programs (Non-Attorney)

Joseph Bielitzki, MS, DVM, works to solve science and technology problems by developing interdisciplinary teams and paradigm shifting concepts.

Gerald Straughn, C.P.A

Chief Financial Officer

Gerald Straughn, C.P.A., is the Firm´s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.Mr. Straughn has over thirty-five years of experience advising clients on domestic and international accounting and tax matters.

Col (ret.) David Pedersen

Director Government Relations

Colonel David Pedersen retired with more than 32 years of service in the U.S. Air Force skilled in international diplomacy and national security policy making and able to articulate complex air, space and cyber issues to senior international leaders.

Thomas W. Ferguson, III

Senior Policy Adviser, National Security & Defense

Mr. Ferguson retired with over 23 years of service as a national security professional with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  He began his career as a Special Agent in September of 1996 where he was first assigned to the Chicago Field Office.