Liz Lopez is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Federal Relations Group.
Ms. Lopez has eight years of private sector experience advising Fortune 500 clients in the formulation of national legislative policy and building strong relationships with internal and external partners to achieve clients’ business objectives.
Ms. Lopez develops and communicates policy positions to members of Congress, administration officials and foreign government representatives. She regularly works with House and Senate leadership, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other key Washington stakeholders. She assists clients in lobbying efforts primarily in the areas of appropriations, defense, education, tax, transportation, telecommunications and trade.
Ms. Lopez is often featured on national political shows on radio and television, including CNN, CNN en Español, NTN 24, Univision, Telemundo and Voice of America. She is fluent in Spanish.
In 2012, Ms. Lopez was selected by the U.S. Department of State to participate in its international outreach program surrounding the 2012 presidential elections and the U.S. electoral process. She travelled to Colombia, Ecuador, and Paraguay as part of a bipartisan State Department delegation. Ms. Lopez shared her perspective as a political strategist and engaged a broad audience of students, political and business leaders and numerous media outlets.
Ms. Lopez currently serves on the board of the Hispanic Leaders Association. She has held numerous other elected leadership positions, including Hispanic Lobbyists Association (HLA) Board Member and Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) National Vice President of External Affairs.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Ms. Lopez worked for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and was a lobbyist in the Washington, D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
Ms. Lopez graduated with an A.B. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1997 and earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2000.