Taylor Cazeault

Taylor Cazeault

Policy Specialist*

Taylor Cazeault is a skillful advocate who helps clients through monitoring and tracking federal legislative and regulatory policy developments, supporting the development of effective advocacy materials, and organizing meetings with members of Congress and agency officials. She works with clients in a range of policy areas, including education, international trade, and appropriations. Ms. Cazeault has experience representing institutions of higher education, coalitions, trade associations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. She also assists clients in understanding the appropriations process, focusing on analyzing and identifying funding or policy opportunities and assisting in the development of strategies to support client priorities. Ms. Cazeault also worked with clients to secure federal funding and policy updates in the coronavirus response legislation on higher education and small business issues.

She plays a critical role in the coordination of Capitol Hill advocacy days for clients ranging from small nonprofits to large associations. Ms. Cazeault is a key member of the practice group's pro bono policy work where her pro bono clients are focused in the education and healthcare spaces. She also has experience with Political Action Committees (PACs), having previously served as a PAC Administrator.

Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Ms. Cazeault worked in women's and family health issues in Nashville, TN and Boston, MA. She received her BA from Roanoke College.

Experience

  • Numerous higher education clients in securing millions of dollars in relief funds and Title IV regulatory waivers under the CARES Act.
  • Higher education coalition in introducing several pieces of legislation to defend against an existential threat to the client's industry and coordinating a large-scale lobbying day for more than 200 participants to advocate for the legislation.
  • A scholarship foundation in securing millions of dollars to support scholarships for college students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
  • A trade association in securing and preparing a client witness who appeared before the House Small Business Committee to discuss the impact of student loans on medical professional small business owners.
  • Health advocacy organizations in securing appropriations report language on best practices on early detection for first responders and healthcare professionals and a report on annual funding for disease specific research.
  • Several education and trade clients in securing over 1200 meetings with Members of Congress and their staff in one year.

Credentials

Education
  • BA, History, Legal Studies, Roanoke College, 2012
Admissions
  • *Not admitted to the practice of law
Activities
  • Co-Chair, Education Task Force, Women in Government Relations
  • Member, Women in Government Relations
  • Member, Washington International Trade Association
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