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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

Work Department

Government Relations and Policy Advocacy




Michael Bell’s comprehensive knowledge of policy, government relations, and the legislative process was honed during the time he spent serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee staff, working for Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice. These roles provided the valuable insights that he applies to his practice, which is focused at the intersection of business and government.

Michael represents corporations and trade associations on policy and oversight matters before Congress and the executive branch agencies of the U.S. government. He develops and implements policy recommendations and political strategies to achieve client goals, and provides strategic counsel to entities navigating congressional investigations, complex government processes and dealing with crisis management.

In addition, Michael advises on all aspects of political law compliance, including federal, state, and local election laws, lobbying disclosure regulations, and government ethics rules. He is experienced in developing compliance programs for large corporations, performing internal compliance audits, training corporate executives, and representing clients through complaints or compliance investigations.




J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005; B.A., California State University, Fullerton, with highest honors, 1998

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Government > Government relations

(Next Generation Partners)

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Hogan Lovells US LLP offers clients globally informed excellent expertise where government policy and business intersect. The team excels in advocating several major automotive manufacturers, and national industry associations. Sovereign governments also hold the firm’s practice in high-regard. Tax reform legislation is also a mainstay of the firm, representing a range of clients across the full range of issues, with particular expertise in renewable energy tax incentives. Practice head and prominent Democratic lobbyist Ivan Zapien leverages extensive experience in the private sector and Capitol Hill with strong ties to all levels of government, advising on some of the firm’s most recent high-level mandates. Alongside him, Mark Irion co-leads the public procurement practice and is the go-to for strategic communications in the firm. Former senator Norm Coleman is a key name for congressional investigations work. Energy and the financial services sectors are where Aaron Cutler is best known for. Michael Bell advises extensively on all aspects of political law compliance at all levels of government. Health lawyer and lobbyist Cybil Roehrenbeck  joined the team in March 2021, bringing with them an extensive history of advising on and influencing health policy and legislation. Counsel Ari Fridman is of note, specializing in national security and foreign policy matters.