Stephen “Steve” Amitay is the President of Amitay Consulting LLC, which he founded in 2002. With over 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, and he has also lobbied successfully at the State level. For his clients, he has helped shape and secure the passage of legislation, obtained congressional funding and/or agency contracts, testified before Congress, conducted congressional and agency briefings, initiated GAO investigations and congressional inquiries, drafted federal regulatory comments, written op-eds and press releases, organized conferences, participated in working groups and coalitions and provided other assistance as necessary. Mr. Amitay also on numerous occasions has successfully partnered with other lobbying firms on shared clients. Mr. Amitay is well respected for his research and writing skills and his ability to break down issues.

In 2012, on behalf of his client the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO), the leading trade association for the contract private security industry, Mr. Amitay took over the responsibilities and title of Executive Director and General Counsel.

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. Bar.

Mr. Amitay is also the Treasurer of the NASCO PAC and has extensive experience with PAC-related operations and issues as well as congressional fundraising laws and elections.