Ivan Zapien advises clients on diverse strategies, capitalizing on the opportunities of the current environment, while minimizing risk. He utilizes his comprehensive knowledge in politics, policy, and process from his years at the Democratic National Committee and through working with both houses of Congress.

Ivan is well known in the bipartisan government relations community in Washington, D.C. and brings a unique perspective to his clients. He has led efforts to raise money and support from the Latino community, and has particular strengths in regard to immigration, taxes, healthcare, and foreign relations. Ivan is a bilingual lawyer, executive, advocate, and leader with international and domestic experience in government affairs management and campaigns.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Ivan managed Walmart's Mexico and Central America foundation, communications, government relations, and sustainability efforts. He also served as the Vice President for Federal Government Relations. These experiences resulted in international management experience in government, public relations, and corporate communications. He has expansive experience as a leader in the Democratic Caucus of the Congress, having served as National Outreach Director of the House Democratic Caucus and as Executive Director of the Hispanic Leadership Council of the Democratic National Committee. Ivan has also managed the office and campaigns of a U.S. senator and oversaw support for the senator's service on the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Co-chair of the Senate Hispanic Task Force.

In addition, Ivan has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business and as one of the top lobbyists by Latino Magazine. He received the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award for Advocacy Efforts from the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.

Education and admissions


J.D., Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, 2001

M.A., The George Washington University, 1995

B.A., University of Arizona, 1993

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

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