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PEGCC's Steve Judge on Romney, DC Lobbying (Privcap video - free to watch)

An interview with the man who leads private equity's lobbying organization in Washington. Topics include the Mitt Romney effect, tough meetings with lawmakers, and the likelihood of success with carried interest tax policy

July 3, 2012 - PRLog -- PE's Man on the Hill

“I’ve never had a slammed door – that’s the good news.” Meet the man who represents the US private equity industry in front of Washington lawmakers. You’ll not be surprised to learn that he’s been busy of late, but he says his lobbying organization is making great strides.

In an exclusive interview with Privcap’s David Snow, Steve Judge, President and CEO of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC), describes his organization’s efforts to bring in medium- and small-sized private equity firms as members, and the Council’s efforts to “educate” lawmakers and the media. He also takes us behind the Capitol Hill scenes to describe tough meetings and opportunities to build bridges with politicians. Judge discusses the effect that Mitt Romney’s White House run is having on the PEGCC’s efforts as well as the likelihood of legislative success with several key issues for private equity, including carried interest.

View the full video here - http://www.privcap.com/programs/127-pe-s-man-on-the-hill


Steve Judge
President & CEO

Steve Judge serves as President and CEO for the Private Equity Growth Capital Council. Before joining the Council in March 2007, Judge was Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Head of the Washington Office for the Securities Industry Association (SIA), now the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

Judge directed SIA’s advocacy efforts for the investment banking and brokerage industry in federal, state and international government affairs. He spent 14 years as head of the Washington office. He joined SIA in 1991 as vice president and lobbyist.
Judge also served as a member of several Congressional committee staffs. From 1987 to 1991 he was Deputy Staff Director of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Judge came to Washington D.C. in 1978 with Congressman Bruce Vento (DFL-MN), eventually becoming the Congressman’s Legislative Director. He began his legislative career in the Minnesota State Legislature as Staff Assistant with the Senate Committee on Education. Judge holds a bachelor of science degree in government from St. John’s University in Minnesota.

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