Michael J. Bell | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Michael J. Bell

Partner Global Regulatory

Bell Michael

Michael J. Bell
Bell Michael
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Michael practices at the intersection of business and government. He represents corporations and trade associations on policy matters before Congress and the executive branch agencies of the U.S. government. He provides strategic counsel to entities navigating complex government processes, Congressional investigations and dealing with crisis management.

In addition, Michael advises on all aspects of political law compliance, including federal, state, and local election laws, lobbying disclosure regulations, pay-to-play restrictions and government ethics rules. He is experienced in developing compliance programs for large corporations, performing internal compliance audits, training corporate executives, filing lobbying disclosure and PAC reports and representing clients in responding to complaints or compliance investigations.

Michael Bell's comprehensive knowledge of policy, government relations, and the legislative process was honed during the time he spent serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee staff, working for Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and in the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice. These roles provided the valuable insights that he applies to his practice today. Michael also served as Deputy Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House, where he recruited, interviewed, and evaluated candidates for senior-level government positions. 


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
  • B.A., California State University, Fullerton, with highest honors, 1998
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  • District of Columbia
  • California (inactive)


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