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K. Laurie McKay is a director in the firm’s Government Law and Policy practice, focusing on wide-ranging client issues including agriculture, energy and the environment, coastal management, foreign affairs, trade, gaming, and appropriations. She develops and implements legislative strategies, regularly drafts white papers and legislative language, and represents clients before Congress and federal agencies. Laurie works closely with Congressional offices on both sides of the aisle to achieve various public policy goals and has spent her career developing close working relationships throughout Capitol Hill.

Laurie has significant experience in dealing with legislation and policy affecting the tobacco industry, including the 2009 Tobacco Control Act. She played a major role in the development and final passage of the 2010 PACT Act and is experienced in dealing with state and local efforts to limit or ban tobacco use and related indoor air-quality issues.

˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.