Managing Director in the firm’s Government Affairs Division with extensive public policy and political expertise. Advises a diverse portfolio of clients in public affairs efforts.
Longtime legislative and political strategist working in the House and Senate. Most recently Legislative Director to member of both Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce committees.
Colleen lives in Alexandria with her husband and two sons. She is a long suffering Cleveland sports fan, Notre Dame football devotee and is happiest on long hikes.
Colleen Bell is a Managing Director in the Government Affairs Division at Finsbury Glover Hering and is based in Washington, D.C.
Colleen is a legislative and political strategist with over 12 years of legislative branch experience, where she most recently served as a Legislative Director to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who sits on both the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In this capacity, Colleen supervised an active telecommunications and technology team across both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee with a focus on privacy and consumer protection. She also coordinated and managed the Senator’s work as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Data Security, which conducts oversight of amateur and professional athletics, the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Prior to her work as Legislative Director to Senator Blumenthal, she also served as Legislative Counsel to Senator Claire McCaskill acting as counsel on judiciary issues and as the primary healthcare staffer focusing on women’s health issues and the Affordable Care Act. Colleen also worked in various capacities for several members of the House of Representatives including as Legislative Director for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter who was Ranking Member of the Rules Committee at the time.
Colleen graduated from The University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in English and Gender Studies and has a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.