U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross’s former chief of staff Michael Maitland is set to join McCarter & English LLP’s government affairs practice in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 10.
Maitland will join the Newark firm’s outpost in an advisory role.
“Mike is an integral part of the ongoing expansion of our government affairs capabilities,” said Guillermo Artiles, chair of McCarter’s government affairs practice, in a prepared statement. “His experience in Washington and Trenton gives him in-depth knowledge of people, policy, and protocol that will greatly benefit our clients.”
Maitland’s 15-plus years of experience in government include partnering with public officials and the labor and business communities on various issues at the federal and state levels. In his role for Norcross, Maitland led a 17-member congressional staff and a team of campaign strategists and fundraisers to address issues like American manufacturing and energy policy initiatives.
“Mike has worked closely and successfully with public officials and the business community on a host of important issues at both the state and national levels. His strong reputation and experience in Congress and in the New Jersey Legislature makes him an invaluable resource,” said Brian McGlinchey, a senior advisor in McCarter’s government affairs practice.
Prior to serving as Norcross’s chief of staff, Maitland served as chief of staff and campaign manager for multiple members of the New Jersey State Legislature. He was also the Southern New Jersey director for the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
“Mike’s deep involvement in the debates that formed our national policies over the past decade along with his understanding of how important things get done in Washington is impressive,” said partner Bill Palatucci. “I’m so excited to be working with someone with such substantial experience.”