Taylor Cazeault is a thoughtful strategist who helps clients navigate the nuances of Capitol Hill and the federal government through tracking legislative and regulatory developments and supporting the development of effective advocacy strategies. Her portfolio focuses on a range of policy areas related to education, federal funding, and financial services, including issues related to federal financial aid, Title IX, collegiate athletics, and federal research funding. She has experience representing institutions of higher education, coalitions, corporations, trade associations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Taylor assists clients in raising their profile on Capitol Hill and providing analysis on legislative and regulatory policy developments. She also helps clients navigate the federal funding processes, by identifying funding or policy opportunities, and developing strategies to support her clients' priorities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she 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 development of client Capitol Hill advocacy days, both virtual and in-person. Taylor is committed to her pro bono activities, specifically related to health research funding and higher education issues. She has experience with Political Action Committees (PACs), having previously served as a PAC Administrator.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Taylor worked in women's and family health issues. She is an active member of Women in Government Relations (WGR).
- Various education clients in securing millions of dollars in earmarks in the annual appropriations bill.
- 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.
- Higher education institution in securing for the University President to testify on name, image, and likeness (NIL) issues before Congress.
- 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 clients advised, prepared and facilitated briefings with the Biden Administration.
- Numerous higher education clients in securing millions of dollars in relief funds and Title IV regulatory waivers under the CARES Act.
- Several international steel companies in securing report language calling for the Department of Commerce to be reasonable and judicious in its use of the particular market situation authority.
- A scholarship foundation in securing millions of dollars to support scholarships for college students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
- Several education and trade clients in securing over 1,200 meetings with Members of Congress and their staff in one year.
Excellence in Advocacy Awards: Finalist, Excellence in a Federal Issue Campaign (2021)
- B.A., History, Legal Studies, Roanoke College, 2012
- *Not admitted to the practice of law
- Co-Chair, Education Task Force, Women in Government Relations (2020–2022)
- Member, Congressional Outreach Committee, Women in Government Relations
- Member, Women in Government Relations