For several clients, Amitay Consulting has successfully partnered with Morris J. Amitay P.C., a lobbying firm head by veteran D.C. lobbyist Morris (“Morrie”) Amitay.

Morrie Amitay has three decades of Washington lobbying experience successfully representing a range of large and small corporations and interest groups and has been described by the Washingtonian Magazine as a “mover and shaker” with deep connections both in Congress and the Administration. A 2006 Washington Post Magazine article commenting on Amitay’s lobbying activities on Capitol Hill stated, “even among his peers his success is something of a legend.”

A former Foreign Service Officer and senior U.S. Senate aide, Amitay began his lobbying career in 1974, when he took over as Executive Director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) – the so-called “pro-Israel lobby”. As head of AIPAC he led many successful lobbying efforts, and during his six-year tenure he built AIPAC into an organization then described by the New York Times as “the most powerful, best-run, and effective foreign policy interest group in Washington”.

In 1981, Amitay (a graduate of the Harvard Law School and a member of the D.C. Bar) entered the private sector and established Morris J. Amitay P.C., a law/lobbying firm. The firm’s clients have included the Northrop-Grumman Corporation, General Dynamics, TRW, the American Petroleum Institute, Pan American Airways, the Government of Turkey, Tenneco, Israel Aerospace Industries, ITT/Gilfillan, the Solar Energy Industry Association, AMETEK, Inc., and BAE Systems PLC. Amitay has strong relationships with key members of all major Congressional oversight and spending committees.

Amitay is the founder and treasurer of the Washington Political Action Committee which over the past twenty-five years has contributed almost three million dollars to Congressional candidates on a bipartisan basis.  In addition, Amitay serves as Vice Chairman of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a 20,000 member national organization, and is on the Board of the Center for Security Policy.