Manatt, Phelps & Phillips on Tuesday announced that it picked up a senior policy adviser from Holland & Knight to work in its Washington lobby shop.
Julie Minerva, who had been at Holland since 2004, joined Manatt as a managing director. She specializes in helping local governments with funding opportunities and federal policy related to transportation and water infrastructure projects.
Minerva, a former staffer for Rep. Robert Matsui (D-Calif.), this year lobbied for California cities that include San Francisco, Alameda, Freemont and West Sacramento, according to congressional records.
James Bonham, chairman of Manatt’s federal government affairs and public policy group, said in a statement that Minerva is “a key addition to a vigorous team.”
“Julie’s work on behalf of her California and Midwestern clients made Manatt a comfortable fit because we have a vertically integrated government affairs practice that allows our clients to enjoy support from the local to the state to the federal level,” Bonham said.
Minerva said in an interview that joining the California-based firm was a good move for her and her clients. “I’m really looking forward to what this new position holds,” she said.