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Hecht, Latham, Spencer & Associates, Inc. (HSA) is a national government relations consulting firm based in Washington, DC. The firm provides high quality strategic advice, issue monitoring and advocacy as well as federal and state legislative representation. Hecht, Latham, Spencer enjoys a good working relationship with key members and staff of the U. S. Congress, the Executive Branch, and state government officials. The strength of firm lies with the Congress and its leadership.

Since its establishment in 1981, HSA represented a wide range of multinational companies, foreign governments, public utilities and not-for-profit organizations. Because of our small, lean size, we are able to offer highly personalized and results-oriented service to our clients. In addition to handling high-profile legislative and political issues, the firm has expertise in international trade, telecommunications and tax policy. We believe strongly in free international trade and open, competitive markets.

Hecht, Latham, Spencer's professional team has years of federal government experience, having served as senior White House staff, on key congressional committees and in national political campaigns. We are thoroughly familiar with the legislative process and personalities both in Washington and in most state capitals. We are committed to maximizing the interests of our clients in today's complex legislative and regulatory environment and have an outstanding record of achieving our clients objectives. The strength of our firm lies in our relationship with Members of Congress, Congressional leadership and senior staff members.



Stuart K. Spencer, Chairman, is one of the country's pre-eminent Republican political consultants. Based in California, Stu also remains Chairman of the political consulting and governmental affairs firm, Spencer-Roberts. Having served as a top political adviser to Presidents Ford and Reagan, Stu brings a unique understanding of both the business and political environment. Republican leaders and legislators nationwide actively seek his advice and counsel.

Timothy P. Hecht, President, served in the first Bush Administration as Deputy Political Director at the White House and at the U.S. Department of Commerce as Deputy Counselor to Secretary Robert Mosbacher (1989- 1993). In these positions, along with service in the national campaigns, Tim has worked closely with the leadership of the Republican Party in formulating political and legislative strategy.

Franklin Phifer, Senior Vice President, joined the firm from the Democratic staff of the House Ways and Means Committee (1981-1997). Frank served both as Minority Counsel under former Chairman Sam Gibbons (D-FL) and as Majority international trade counsel on the Subcommittee on Trade. During the Carter Administration, Frank served in the White House as Associate Counsel to Vice President Walter Mondale.

Congressman Thomas P. Latham, Partner, represented Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives for ten terms, both as a representative from the 4th District and the in the new 3rd District. He was Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and also served as a senior member of the Subcommittees on Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration, Energy and Water Development, and Homeland Security. An unofficial member of the House leadership team, Tom also served on the House Republican Steering Committee. Congressman Latham provides strategic and legislative advice to firm clients on both domestic and international issues, including tax, trade, agriculture, transportation, energy and financial services.

Sandra Cammer, Senior Associate, has worked for Hecht, Latham, Spencer & Associates since 1984. Prior to that, Sandy served as Director of PAC Administration for the National Association of Realtors. She also previously worked for former Congressman Floyd Fithian (D-IN).


  • Boy Scouts of America
  • RAI Services Company
  • Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co
  • Cognizant Technology Solution
  • Emergent BioSolutions, Inc.
  • LKQ Corporation
  • Government of Japan

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