Meet the Firm

Meet the Firm

  • John W. Timmons

    Founding Partner

    An attorney, lobbyist and former Congressional aide, John Timmons brings to The Cormac Group access to political leadership gained over 30 years of experience in Washington, D.C. At the law firm of Higgins, McGovern & Smith, he specialized in technology, telecommunications, transportation and consumer law. While there he played a key role in the passage of AIR-21, a revolutionary piece of aviation infrastructure and pro-competitive legislation. He has led numerous clients successfully through the legislative and regulatory processes and his in-depth knowledge on issues such as deregulation enable him to serve as a resource for Senators, Congressman and their . . . Read More »

  • Patrick H. Williams

    Founding Partner

    A recognized advocate for new market entrants, Pat Williams has built extensive relationships throughout Congress, the Executive Branch and industry during his three decades on the Washington political scene. Prior to teaming with John Timmons to form The Cormac Group, he headed his own successful consulting and lobbying firm, Pat Williams and Associates. Earlier he gained additional client-focused experience at the firm of Higgins, McGovern & Smith, where he lobbied technology, environment, healthcare and privacy issues before various House and Senate Committees, including Commerce, Judiciary and Appropriations.

    Before joining the firm, Pat served as Vice President of Federal Affairs for . . . Read More »

  • Jonathan B. Slade

    Partner

    Before joining The Cormac Group, Jonathan Slade served as the Director of the Washington office and as a Senior Vice-President in the MWW Group. During his tenure at MWW, he helped major international companies and non-profit organizations achieve their goals in Washington. Both as a Hill staffer and in the government affairs world, Jonathan has developed a well-known reputation for resolving complex legislative issues and regulatory matters.

    He currently represents major non-profit organizations, higher education institutions and student lenders as well as investment banking firms. Jonathan is particularly known for his expertise in helping both for-profit and non-profit institutions and companies . . . Read More »

  • Colin G. Mueller

    Associate Partner

    Prior to joining The Cormac Group, Colin Mueller was a Partner with Cardenas Partners LLC and Director of Government Affairs at Tew Cardenas LLP. During this time he worked on multiple client issues including Healthcare, Indian Affairs Energy, Financial services, Federal appropriations and Transportation. He has also served over ten years in both legislative and political capacities for multiple members on Capitol Hill; including, Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Carl Levin (D-MI) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

    For over seven years he served on the staff of Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), and most recently worked as his Deputy Chief . . . Read More »

  • Elizabeth Iadarola

    Senior Advisor

    With fifteen years’ experience in various facets of politics and communications, Elizabeth Iadarola brings a wide range of capabilities to The Cormac Group. Starting her career in Washington, Iadarola served on the staffs of Senator John Ashcroft (R-MO) and the Cato Institute.

    She went on to serve as a lobbyist and Deputy Director of Government Affairs at The MWW Group, a nationwide lobbying and public affairs firm, where she specialized in tax, trade, education and gaming issues, and was Director of Marketing and Communications at The George Washington University where she oversaw media affairs, advertising and political . . . Read More »

  • Mary Kate Graefe

    Legislative Assistant

    Mary Kate Graefe joined The Cormac Group in July of 2010. Previously, she worked as a Legislative Correspondent for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for over three years, where she handled the Senator’s entire health care portfolio. During this time she was an integral component of Senator Feinstein’s healthcare agenda creating multiple initiatives within the Affordable Care Act. She has extensive knowledge on research and grant programs within the federal government and tracks all potential federal opportunities for our clients.

    Mary Kate works with all Partners and Senior Advisor’s on multiple issue fronts focusing on healthcare, telecommunications and federal grant opportunities. . . . Read More »

  • James E. Link

    Partner

    Jim Link is a Partner with The Cormac Group, LLP, bringing nearly two decades of lobbying experience as well as eight years of Capitol Hill experience to the firm. He joined The Cormac Group from the American Capitol Group, LLC and prior to that from Fleischman and Walsh, LLP where he served as a partner and government affairs counsel.  While at the American Capitol Group and Fleischman and Walsh, Jim built an impressive lobbying practice comprised primarily of health care, non-profit and corporate clients.  Jim’s diverse client base ranges from medical schools, hospitals, health professions to clients in high-tech and distilled . . . Read More »