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Ben L. McMakin, Ben L.

Ben L. McMakin

Van Ness Feldman, LLP
Washington, DC
(202) 298-1956


  • B.A., University of Oregon, 1987

Professional Experience

Ben McMakin served for almost two decades on Capitol Hill as a senior political and legislative advisor to Members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest.  As chair of Van Ness Feldman's Public Policy practice,  Mr. McMakin uses his comprehensive knowledge of Congress and the legislative process to advance client interests on an array of issues including clean tech, energy, biofuels, appropriations, transportation, defense and homeland security, and technology.  Mr. McMakin's clients include venture capitalists, startups, technology providers, utilities, and manufacturers.

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