Chris L. Granberg
|Chris L. Granberg is a government affairs specialist handling complex legislative and regulatory issues for clients. He has successfully developed and implemented sophisticated advocacy strategies and formed diverse coalitions necessary to advance the interests of clients ranging from large conglomerates to small technology firms, as well as trade associations, professional associations, labor organizations, and other nonprofit entities.Mr. Granberg has successfully lobbied on behalf of clients’ interests in the development of federal legislation and regulations in the areas of financial services, energy, critical infrastructure, homeland security, law enforcement policy, and related budget and appropriations issues. He has raised awareness of various technologies and products among federal, state, and local law enforcement and homeland security officials. During the 111th Congress, Mr. Granberg led a coalition of law enforcement organizations in their successful lobbying campaign to enact a federal health monitoring and compensation program to benefit emergency personnel who responded to the terrorist attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001. More recently, he coordinated a coalition that developed major criminal justice reform legislation that was enacted into law in less than one year. Mr. Granberg also worked extensively to minimize the impact of sequestration and the 2013 government shutdown on affected clients.
Mr. Granberg previously served as Senior Legislative Liaison for the National Fraternal Order of Police, the nation’s largest law enforcement labor organization. In this capacity, he represented the organization’s interests in Homeland Security policy, financial crimes and civil asset forfeiture, federal grant programs, and employment laws. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, this included participating in the development of the USA PATRIOT Act and the Homeland Security Act. He regularly speak and writes on public policy issues and legislation related to homeland security and law enforcement.
Mr. Granberg resides in Clifton, Virginia and is actively involved in his community coaching youth soccer and basketball. He is a past chairman and current member of the Policy and Planning Council for Centreville United Methodist Church, and he is the former President of the Centreville United Methodist Men.