Emanuel (“Manny”) Rouvelas engages in a wide-ranging legislation and foyer observe representing main corporations and commerce associations in transportation, telecommunications, excessive know-how, hospitality, and manufacturing. For 4 a long time, he has traveled globally to greater than forty international locations advising shoppers and dealing with U.S. administrations, Congresses, and American and international embassies and governments.
He’s a founding member of each the general public coverage and maritime legislation practices of Okay&L Gates, every persistently ranked nationally as among the many finest, only and extremely regarded in the US. Mr. Rouvelas is personally ranked as one of many nation’s prime attorneys in each maritime legislation and in authorities affairs by Greatest Attorneys in America, Tremendous Attorneys, and Authorized 500. As well as, in its 30th yr anniversary version, Authorized Occasions newspaper acknowledged him as “one of many best Washington attorneys of the previous 30 years,” a “authorized visionary,” who helped flip Washington, D.C.’s authorized and lobbying neighborhood into a global powerhouse. From 2005–2018 he has been named a “Prime Lobbyist” by The Hillnewspaper primarily based on surveys of members of Congress and employees. In 2019 Chambers USA ranked him within the prime band of three attorneys nationally in Authorities Relations and within the prime band of 5 attorneys in Transportation: Transport/Maritime: Regulatory.
Previous to becoming a member of Okay&L Gates, he was counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce and chief counsel to its Service provider Marine and International Commerce Subcommittees the place he had lead employees accountability for the enactment of thirty-two public legal guidelines. Included was main laws referring to vessel building and operation, oil spill prevention, vessel visitors methods, leisure boat security, Coast Guard, and Maritime Administration applications.