Roxana Boyd assists clients with understanding the implications of federal legislative and regulatory matters on issues affecting a variety of industry areas, including education, technology, and healthcare. Through her monitoring and analyzing of policy developments, Ms. Boyd provides guidance to inform and advance clients' policy goals and objectives. Ms. Boyd also helps clients build comprehensive strategies to raise their profiles among key policymakers and stakeholders in Washington, DC and across the country. She has worked with a broad range of clients including institutions of higher education, municipalities, small businesses, technology companies, associations, coalitions, and nonprofits.

Ms. Boyd contributes to the development of clients' strategic legislative plans by researching and analyzing legislation, developing effective messaging and advocacy materials, and organizing meetings with members of Congress and administration officials. She has played a central role in the coordination of Capitol Hill advocacy days for clients (including pro bono clients) ranging from small nonprofits to large associations.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Boyd worked in public policy at a large international law firm in Washington, DC. She has also served as an intern for US Representative Mike McIntyre (NC-7) and has worked with several nonprofits dedicated to early childhood and public health and safety issues.


  • Multinational technology company in preparing for a congressional hearing by providing an analysis of each congressional member's priorities and expected lines of questioning.
  • Foundations in securing the inclusion of bicameral appropriations report language and the introduction of legislation to authorize an increase of federal funding dedicated to medical research.
  • Medical professional association in developing a grassroots advocacy toolkit to boost member engagement in federal relations.
  • Institutions of higher education in identifying federal funding opportunities through regular monitoring of competitive and discretionary grants.
  • Nonprofit in the coordination of its large-scale annual advocacy event on Capitol Hill that included more than 400 meetings with members of Congress and their staff.
  • Public urban and metropolitan universities in the formation of a coalition and a legislative campaign focused on federal student aid and workforce development programs.


Analysis of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act of 2018 (Perkins V) (pdf)
Resources for Educators
The Higher Education Act Reauthorization: The Top 10 Policy Issues Congress is Facing
Amplifying the Urban and Metropolitan Voice in Washington and Beyond: How to Play Your Trump Card
Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference, Denver, CO
Restraining the Current Regulatory State Through the Congressional Review Act
Advisory. Published in two parts on Bloomberg Government. Republished on Columbia Law School's Blue Sky Blog.
Post-Election Analysis 2016: Technology & Communications
Arnold & Porter


Excellence in Advocacy Awards
Finalist, Excellence in a Federal Issue Campaign (2017)


  • BA, Davidson College
  • *Not admitted to the practice of law
  • Co-Chair, Telecom, Tech & IP Task Force, Women in Government Relations (2017-2019)
  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

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