Amy Davenport is a strategic advocate who works with clients to help them understand and navigate the complexities of the federal government to further their business and organizational goals. Using her experience and understanding of the policymaking process, she advises clients on how to engage with policymakers on Capitol Hill and within the Executive Branch to solve their challenges, as well as secure key opportunities to benefit their organizations. During the COVID-19 crisis, Ms. Davenport has used this experience to advise a wide variety of stakeholders seeking economic relief through the Legislative and Executive Branch processes, including companies of all sizes and nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Davenport represents a number of corporations and nonprofits that are leaders and innovators in their various industries and sectors. Given this experience, she understands there is no one-size-fits-all approach to government affairs representation and is committed to serving her clients in an innovative, strategic, and authentic manner that leads to success and produces measurable results.
Not only does Ms. Davenport understand how to utilize the policymaking process to secure wins for her clients, but she also prides herself on being a substantive advocate who is knowledgeable about the intricacies of the policy areas in which she works. As a co-leader of the Education & Workforce Policy practice, she advises clients on a range of legislative and regulatory matters, including those related to federal financial aid, innovative learning, student loans, Title IX, education technology, student athletes, student data privacy, and workforce development. She also advises clients working on technology and trade policy issues.
Ms. Davenport also utilizes her policy and advocacy experience to help young people in Washington, DC. She recently served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, a coalition of more than 100 youth-serving nonprofit organizations that advocated at the local level on behalf of vulnerable youth in the District of Columbia.
- 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 learning science company and its university partners in securing an opportunity to testify before the House Education and Labor Committee on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) and securing language in the Committee’s HEA reauthorization bill to support remedial education services.
- Industry-leading technology companies in advising on privacy legislation and proposing amendments to draft and introduced bills.
- A major university association in restoring millions of dollars in federal funding for a major NASA research project after it was at risk of being shut down during two appropriations cycles.
- BA, Miami University of Ohio
- *Not admitted to the practice of law
- Board of Directors, DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) (2015–2022)