Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctor
University of California, Berkeley, Dual Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - International Political Economy; Italian Language & Literature
Republican National Lawyers Association
John Carroll Society
The Washington Chorus
Shrine of the Sacred Heart, DC
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
With nearly 30 years of experience in Washington, D.C. working on Capitol Hill and for two AmLaw 100 law firms, Claudia Hrvatin has broad experience and knowledge of the D.C. political climate and players, including long-standing relationships with personnel in the Executive and Legislative branches and key stakeholders.
Claudia’s legal practice focuses on providing strategic counsel to high-profile clients, including Fortune 500 companies, tax-exempt organizations, other entities, and individuals, on all aspects of international, federal, state, and local campaign finance, election, ethics, and lobbying law. Due to her breadth of experience, her expertise also includes the more nuanced areas of these myriad laws, such as pay-to-play restrictions and obligations, procurement lobbying, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and the rules specific to the healthcare and financial services industries. She also navigates clients through complex government inquiries and internal and external investigations and enforcement matters.
Claudia has advised appointees to political positions in the Executive Branch, as well as corporations that may be affiliated with them, on required financial disclosures, ethics matters, and navigating the process of being vetted by the White House, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Government Ethics, agency ethics offices, and Senate committees. She has served as general counsel to a state political party committee, handling all matters from political law, governance and procedure, defamation, property, contracts, tax, and employment issues. She has counseled a southern state on redistricting matters and compliance with the requirements of the Voting Rights Act.
In addition to this legal work, Claudia is skilled in providing comprehensive government relations, regulatory, and strategic business counseling expertise. Prior to entering private practice, she served for several years on Capitol Hill, managing legislative operations for members of Congress involved particularly in issues spanning aeronautics, appropriations, health care, immigration, impeachment, intellectual property, parliamentary procedure, tax, and technology. Clients have relied on her politico-economic acumen when making critical decisions affecting their business operations.