Here's how lobbying firm Baker Hostetler is touting the head of its Federal Policy division, former Rep. Mike Ferguson, R-N.J.:

As businesses try to get a handle on what will be the new normal in Washington under a Trump presidency, few legal and legislative firms are as well positioned as BakerHostetler.
And the best place to begin to understand that is with former four-term Congressman Mike Ferguson (R-NJ), who now heads the Federal Policy team at BakerHostetler,
Ferguson can claim a genuine connection with President-elect Donald Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Speaker Paul Ryan and Transition team Chairman New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Ferguson was dubbed the "The Trump Whisperer" by Politico's Playbook ahead of Trump's selection of Pence — a longtime friend and former House colleague of Ferguson — as VP candidate. Ferguson also served as co-chair of Chris Christie's gubernatorial campaign. Additionally, he is an ally of House Speaker Ryan, and can provide unique insight into the challenges the Speaker will face in the next Congress.
The sizable Federal Policy team at BakerHostetler is comprised of legislative experts and former capitol hill staffers with in-depth relationships with the Trump transition team and many people who are positioned for senior roles in the incoming administration – including in the executive branch, on Capitol Hill and at various departments such as HHS, CMS and the FDA. Ferguson is in close contact with members of the Trump transition team during this critical time.
Let us know if you'd like to hear more about BakerHostetler's Federal Policy team or if you want to be put in touch with Ferguson to discuss how the legislative/political environment in Washington will evolve over the next few months.

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