As a former senior House leadership staffer, Aaron Cutler contributes high-level knowledge of policy and regulatory matters to his practice at Hogan Lovells. Now a partner in our Government Relations and Public Affairs practice, he lobbies Congress in energy and natural resources; banking and financial services; and technology, media, telecom sectors. He provides strategic advice to CEOs and executive managers on transactions and risks related to those transactions.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Aaron served as senior advisor for Policy and Outreach for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). He was the Leader's direct liaison to the House Committees on Financial Services, Natural Resources, and Energy and Commerce, and helped shepherd over 100 bills on the floor. He coordinated legislative strategy with Chairmen, members and their staff, and other Leadership and Committee offices, and led outreach efforts to the business and finance community. He has presented congressional testimony before the Subcommittee of Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit of the House Committee of Financial Services.

His Hill career began as a lawyer on the Energy and Commerce Committee staff under Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), where he focused on energy and environment policy. He advanced to deputy policy director and counsel under Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) with a broad policy portfolio. Aaron served as a senior policy advisor and counsel on the House Committee on Natural Resources under Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA).

Aaron was named by National Journal as one of the top five staffers on energy and environmental issues. He's now a sought-after speaker at industry conferences, and was named a "top lawyer under 40" by Bisnow.

While in New York, he was an associate at two different international law firms, where he worked on futures and derivatives law, formed new private investment funds, and structured complex financial instruments. Additionally, he was featured on a panel at NYU Law.

Awards and recognitions


Government Relations (Nationwide)
Chambers USA


Government: Government Relations
Legal 500 US


Washington's Trending 40, Lawyers Under 40

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Member of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, 2004

B.A., The George Washington University, 2002


Graduate Student Instructor, Intro to American Politics, University of Michigan, 2004

Member, Montgomery County Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee, 2011-2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Representative experience

Represent private holding company before Congress and Executive Branch on management and portfolio company level issues in areas such as sports, media, entertainment, insurance, and FinTech.

Represent leading sports and entertainment company on federal policy matters.

Represent hedge and private equity funds on issues such as housing finance, bankruptcy, securities reform, foreign investment, market structure, appropriations, and investments the funds consider.

Represent higher education institution on appropriations and other funding-related matters.

Represent sovereign governments on matters related to the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch.

Represent medical device, pharma, and other health care-related clients seeking CMS, FDA, and other related approvals before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch, with several successes.

Represent U.S. Company building liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Vietnam.

Represent Korean battery manufacturer on trade policy-related matters before the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch.

Represent U.S.-based telecommunications company on policy before the U.S. Congress and represented Chinese telecommunications company on trade and telecommunications policy.

Set up and established several coalitions including on matters related to cell biology (tissue research), small airlines, and seasonal entertainment.

Represented global insurance companies on tax, flood insurance, terrorism risk insurance and other insurance policy-related matters.

Represented global tobacco company on FDA and trade related matters before the U.S. Congress, including House Republican Leadership.

Represented U.S.-based refinery on renewable fuel standard (RFS) policy before the U.S. EPA and U.S. Congress.

Counsel to organ procurement organizations (OPOs) subject to a congressional inquiry concerning organ transplant practices.

Counsel to live entertainment company subject to a congressional inquiry concerning ticket pricing and prepared CEO to testify.

Counsel to a leading educational institution subject to a congressional inquiry concerning sexual harassment allegations against scientists and researchers within the scientific community.

Prepared global security services CEO to testify before Congressional Committee on Afghanistan security.

Participated in murder board sessions to assist senior executives preparing to testify before Congress.

Represented a waste water solutions and clean technology company in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, providing transactional/IP counsel, and a utility company to provide energy regulatory advice.

Relationship Partner to public holding company and provide M&A, sanctions, regulatory, and other compliance counsel across global sectors including broadcast, energy, steel, and life sciences.

Serve as Relationship Partner to entity purchasing low-power broadcast TV stations.

Serve as Relationship Partner to government contracts company and provide corporate governance, employment, and tax counsel.

Drafted mortgage relief program for sovereign Caribbean government.

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