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Monument Advocacy Bolsters Tech Practice with Addition of Senate Finance Committee Staffer Anderson Heiman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2019
Contact: Stacey Hutchinson, stacey@monumentadvocacy.com

Washington, D.C. – Monument Advocacy announced today that Anderson Heiman will join the Monument team where he will focus on serving the firm’s technology, cybersecurity, and trade practices. Monument is a boutique advocacy consulting firm with offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Seattle providing government relations, strategic communications and public affairs services to corporations, trade associations and coalitions coast-to-coast.

“Monument is highly regarded and respected in the technology and trade spaces, and I am excited to join this team and work with their fantastic roster of clients,” said Heiman.  “My experience will help Monument’s clients navigate a complicated policy landscape, including those who have a unique interest in issues like surveillance, privacy, technology, and trade.”

Monument CEO Stewart Verdery added, “Anderson’s experience will add valuable capabilities to our roster and allow us to continue to expand our advocacy efforts for both current and future clients.”

Anderson, a veteran Democratic Finance Committee staffer, most recently led Sen. Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) tech team as Senior Advisor for Technology and Trade. From there, he was responsible for the full range of Sen. Wyden’s broad tech interests: everything from surveillance reform, to intermediary liability, to consumer privacy. Last year, he helped author and introduce Sen. Wyden’s very forward-leaning consumer privacy bill, which has been key in recent bicameral Democratic discussions around data collection, sharing, and use. Additionally, he led efforts to preserve Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the critical law that protects platforms from liability for user-generated content. In 2017, he helped coordinate efforts around reforming Section 702 of FISA, where Sen. Wyden played a key role by authoring the USA RIGHTS Act.

Prior to leading the Senator’s tech work, Anderson was professional staff on the Finance Committee’s trade team. In that role, he advised the Senator and the Finance Committee on a range of trade issues, including trade preferences and trade adjustment assistance, and he was in the trenches for the fight over Trade Promotion Authority in 2015.  He joined the Finance Committee in 2012, under Sen. Baucus, where he was a tax policy analyst and advisor.