Nelson Litterst

Nelson Litterst is a Partner in the firm and represents a variety of clients in many industries – energy, environment, natural resources, technology, financial services, consumer products and automobile manufacturing and helps direct their legislative and political strategies in Congress.  Nelson has been actively involved in several recent major legislative efforts on behalf of clients, including the immigration bill, the energy bill and the stimulus bill.

Prior to joining C2 GROUP, Nelson served as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Legislative Affairs.  In this role Nelson was a liaison for the President on Capitol Hill where he focused on numerous issues including pension reform, environment, labor, interior and small business.

Specifically Nelson was involved with the legislative strategy for passage of the Administration’s pension reform and retirement security legislation and the Administration’s energy bill.  In addition, Nelson worked with Congress to pass historic Brownfields legislation that was signed into law by the President in 2001.  He was also part of an Administration team that helped develop the President’s pension reform proposal, forest management initiative and Yucca Mountain nuclear storage approval.

Prior to his service in the White House, Nelson was Director of Federal Government Relations at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small-business advocacy group.  In 2000, NFIB was ranked by Fortune Magazine as the number two Lobbying organization in the country.  As Director, Nelson managed and developed grassroots and lobbying strategies for the small business lobby.

Nelson began his career in Washington working for House Republican Leader Robert H. Michel (IL).  He also served as a Senior Legislative Assistant to Representative Gary A. Franks (R-CT), the nation’s highest-ranking African-American Republican at the time.

Nelson completed his undergraduate studies at Indiana University with a degree in Public Affairs.

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