Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 17, 2011
Mark Guimond, known best as a lobbyist for financial services trade associations, has returned to private practice in government affairs as the President of National Policy Group in Washington, D.C.
“National Policy Group’s work with state legislatures continues but we have moved the firm back to D.C. to best represent our clients’ increasingly larger interests before the federal government. For financial services, and non-depository financial institutions in particular, there are going to be tremendous upcoming challenges before the new Congress, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Treasury Department and most significantly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)”, said Mark Guimond, President of National Policy Group.
“It is imperative to remember that on the July 21st “transfer date” the CFPB will become the nation’s central financial and consumer protection agency. It is essential that impacted parties start working now to prepare for the flood of anticipated new rules and regulations that will surge from the CFPB”, said Guimond.
“The CFPB Implementation Team and officials at the U.S. Treasury Department have already indicated that Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) will precede the CFPB transfer date to permit rulemaking to occur without delay after the bureau’s opening. The time to act is now”, added Guimond.
In addition to National Policy Group’s strong and successful history with financial services the firm also represent clients in a wide variety of issues including environmental, transportation, tax policy, manufacturing, health insurance, energy and appropriations.
National Policy Group’s President Mark Guimond is recently best known for his notable federal achievement in causing the deferred enforcement of the Federal Trade Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) for delinquent tax debt resolution companies. Additional Guimond accomplishments in government affairs include:
-- Received “Special Congressional Recognition” for work with the Congressional Black Caucus.
-- Removed a ‘bricks and mortar’ requirement from the laws of Montana and New Jersey that eliminated an in-state office and physical presence.
-- Defeated a Florida bill crafted, proposed and supported by the Attorney General.
-- Secured a Montana regulatory order to reduce an annual license fee from $5,000 to $800.
-- Defeated legislation in Nevada to require out-of-state companies to obtain a license while exempting Nevada based companies.
-- Had non-uniform amendments enacted in several states to a Uniform Law Commission ‘uniform’ act.
-- Secured an exemption from a state Banking Commissioner for the licensing of certain entities as money transmitters thus avoiding a dual licensing requirement.
-- Obtained an exemption to a New York City law for certain financial service companies operating under a separate approval by the U.S. Department of Justice.
-- Extended the “sunset” provision of laws in South Carolina and Mississippi.
-- Procured an exemption to a license requirement for commercial credit transactions in 8 states that had applied to both consumer and commercial credit transactions.
-- Secured the “Guimond Amendment” in Florida that allows certain financial services to use a licensed CPA of their principal domicile state thus eliminating redundant and costly audits in both Florida and the home state.
About National Policy Group:
National Policy Group (http://www.NationalPolicyGroup.com) is a highly experienced legislative and government affairs firm providing comprehensive lobbying and regulatory representation to corporations, associations, professional organizations and specialized interest constituencies.
National Policy Group gives you the inside experience, contacts and knowledge of procedures that comes only from decades on Capitol Hill, the White House, regulatory agencies and state legislatures. From the introduction of a bill, to committee consideration, to floor debate, to conference and to the signing into law, National Policy Group can assist you each and every step of the way.
National Policy Group can provide the experience you need to work toward your goal of the implementation or defeat of legislation, regulations and other public policy initiatives.
In addition to lobbying, we can also further your political and legislative action plans by providing visibility, establishing and increasing name recognition on Capitol Hill and state houses, creating a better professional and public image and bringing added credibility to your organization.
National Policy Group provides our clients with executive leadership and oversight of all aspects of government relations. National Policy Group provides:
- Accomplished strategists with distinguished track records that consistently gain access at the highest levels of government, in Congress and the states to achieve legislative and regulatory successes.
- Effective lobbyists for the implementation or defeat of specific legislation and public policy initiatives.
- Extensive experience with both federal and state legislative and regulatory issues.
- Experts with knowledge of legislative and regulatory mechanics and processes at the state and federal levels.
- Proven leaders in moving legislation to the foreground of political discussion.
About Mark Guimond:
Since first working on Capitol Hill in 1986, Mark Guimond has been in government affairs his entire career and has extensive experience with Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, professional organizations and specialized interest constituencies.
Guimond has successfully moved legislation from introduction to enactment by Presidents of the United States and state Governors. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and almost every state legislature, represented client interests before most every Committee in the U.S. Congress and served as a lobbyist in nearly every state. Equally important, Guimond also has a lengthy record of defeating legislation that was adverse to the interests of his clients.
He has served on and worked with numerous legislative, regulatory and policy review panels including: Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, Federal Reserve Bank, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Fordham Law School, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and a considerable number of state agencies.
Guimond has also given many significant speeches and presentations to groups such as: Congressional Black Caucus, Department of Justice, Federal Reserve Bank, Federal Trade Commission, Illinois Department of Financial Institutions, National Association of Consumer Credit Administrators, the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission (comprised of 19 federal departments and agencies) as well as an extensive list of associations and policy organizations.
Mark Guimond's legislative work has been featured in a wide array of media including all major TV networks, the Washington Post, New York Times, Roll Call, BBC, CNN, LA Times, NPR and Newsweek.