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Bill Pitcher

Senior Consultant

Holding close ties to Maryland’s business community and strong working relationships with Maryland’s General Assembly leadership, Bill Pitcher is regarded as one of the best-connected lobbyists in Annapolis.

With a prolific network of key contacts and thirty-five years of proven success representing clients before both the Maryland General Assembly and the Executive Branch Departments, it’s no wonder that he has also been recognized as one of the top business lobbyists in the state.

Bill’s deep knowledge of both industry and government processes deliver a leading advantage to HBS clients with priorities in Maryland. Recently, Bill has been deeply involved with a range of high-profile issues, including: pharmaceutical pricing and regulation; notary law reform; healthcare provider licensing; reform of alcohol laws for manufacturing and sales; medical cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensaries; and e-commerce information security among a range of business clients, trade associations, health care provider groups, and non-profit organizations.

Bill’s work also includes representing international business interests, such as the French National Railway, T/A Keolis, Italian manufacturer Beretta Corp., Japanese manufacturer Otsuka, the Department of Economic Development for Northern Ireland, and U.S. Wind (owned by a consortium in the EU).

His experience in government includes having served as principal legislative assistant to then-Maryland Senate President Melvin “Mickey” Steinberg. Bill also served on the staff of former Maryland Senate President and current U.S. House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer.

Later, while practicing law as a litigator, Bill began to represent various business and trade associations who sought out his government relations services. He opened his own firm in 1990 and established a practice that has become one of the most respected and effective advocacy firms in the State. He also served as the President of the Maryland Government Relations Association and was named “Outstanding Colleague” by the Association in 2018.

Bill’s service to the country includes serving on active duty in the United States Navy, and then in the Reserves for twenty-seven years. He retired in 1995 as a Commander in the JAG Corps.

Holding an undergraduate degree from Washington College, Bill earned a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas and received a juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law.