State Government Affairs Practice at McDonald Hopkins welcomes Director Aaron M. Ockerman; promotes Rebecca M. Kuhns

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron M. Ockerman has joined the Columbus office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as director, state government affairs at the more than 80-year-old business advisory and advocacy law firm. Rebecca M. Kuhns, who joined the firm in 2011, has been promoted to manager, state government affairs.  

Aaron M. Ockerman

A non-attorney professional, Ockerman has more than 15 years of state legislative experience, most recently as president of Ockerman Consulting. He has considerable expertise in the development and implementation of legislative and executive agency strategies for clients, which was gained during more than a decade at various consulting firms on capital square where he advocated on behalf of multiple clients including Fortune 500 companies, local governments, non-profits, and statewide associations.

"We are so pleased that Aaron Ockerman has joined McDonald Hopkins," said Michael Caputo, managing director, state government affairs. "He is an excellent fit for our clients who rely on us to help identify ways the government can contribute a solution to a business challenge, such as complying with legislative mandates, securing funding, or obtaining government contracts."

Ockerman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He can be reached at or 614.458.0026.

Rebecca M. Kuhns

Rebecca Kuhns, a non-attorney professional, works with clients to help them navigate the state legislative and administrative processes to achieve their objectives. Earlier in her career, Kuhns served as a legislative aide for the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives. "Rebecca has consistently found creative ways to solve complex challenges for our clients," Caputo said.

The State Government Affairs team at McDonald Hopkins understands how the government process works from start to finish. They understand client needs, assess opportunities and develop strategic and effective solutions.

About McDonald Hopkins

McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. In addition, McDonald Hopkins has a Washington, D.C.-based subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information, visit

Deborah W. Kelm
McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, Oh 44114
Phone: 216.348.5733

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