Stephen Amitay is the President of Amitay Consulting LLC, which he founded in 2002. With almost two decades of experience in the private sector as a lobbyist, Mr. Amitay has represented a wide variety of clients before Congress and the federal agencies. On behalf of his clients he has helped secure the passage of numerous pieces of legislation and amendments, obtain congressional funding and agency contracts, initiate GAO investigations and congressional inquiries, testified before congressional committees, drafted legislation, agency briefs and comments, and done whatever else has been necessary to assist his clients. Over the past decade, on numerous occasions he has partnered with other lobbying firms on behalf of shared clients and is well respected for his research and writing skills and ability to break down issues.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Amitay served for three years as a professional staff member on a Subcommittee of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee where he handled federal government oversight, management and procurement issues. He put together the first ever hearing on the “mail-order” pharmaceutical industry which helped generate oversight and safer practices within the industry. During law school, he worked at the Defense Technology Security Agency reviewing legal issues related to U.S. arms export policy.
Mr. Amitay earned a B.A. at Columbia University and J.D. at Georgetown University, and is a member of the Maryland and D.C. Bars.
Over the past several years, Mr. Amitay has been a frequent contributor to the widely read “Valiant Workforce Management Solutions” Security blog and has spoken at numerous security related conferences on federal and congressional issues affecting security companies and employers. He has been quoted numerous times in media stories related to the federal government’s use of private security officers.
Mr. Amitay is also the Assistant Treasurer of the Washington PAC, a leading pro-Israel PAC. He has extensive experience with PAC-related operations and issues, and congressional fundraising laws.