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Michael R. Pasko joins McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies as a Legislative Manager

Cleveland, Ohio (August 7, 2013) – Michael R. Pasko has joined McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies, a Washington-based subsidiary of McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies, which provides strategic counsel at the federal government level, is led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette.

In his position as Legislative Manager, Pasko provides clients with strategic policy advice and analysis. He builds and maintains relationships with Members of Congress and their staff, as well as with trade and business associations, non-profits and other stakeholder organizations. Pasko helps clients solve problems they are having with the federal government and works to advance their legislative and policy agendas.

Before joining McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies, Pasko spent nearly five years working on Capitol Hill for Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL). As his Legislative Assistant, Pasko directed a broad range of the Congressman’s legislative portfolio, including matters relating to: transportation and infrastructure, agriculture, energy, environment, natural resources, telecommunications, science and technology, defense, veterans, homeland security, gun control, animal cruelty, and the U.S. Postal Service. Additionally, Pasko spearheaded the Congressman’s work on the House Administration Committee, which has jurisdiction over federal elections.

Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Pasko served President George W. Bush in two different offices in the White House: the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Office of Presidential Advance. Pasko was an aide to CEQ Chairman James Connaughton, President Bush’s senior advisor on energy, environment and natural resource issues. In his work in Advance, Pasko traveled the country and world helping to plan and execute presidential events, including the president’s foreign trips to Liberia and Ukraine.

Pasko is originally from Springfield, Illinois and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from American University in Washington, D.C.

About McDonald Hopkins

McDonald Hopkins has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The president of the more than 80-year-old firm is Carl J. Grassi. Visit

About McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies

In January 2013, McDonald Hopkins launched a new subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, which is based in Washington, D.C. The president of McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is former Congressman Steven LaTourette.

McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies, visit