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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 Emeritus, 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.

William Hecht, Chairman of the Board, is a 38-year veteran of the Washington political scene. He began his career in 1971 as a senior House Committee aide, serving alongside such former House staffers as Trent Lott, Pat Roberts, Sherwood Boehlert and Bob Walker. He left the Hill for the private sector in 1975 to launch his lobbying career. Active in numerous political campaigns, Bill directed the original group of House Members that launched Ronald Reagan's presidential primary campaign. After the 1980 elections, with Reagan as President and a new Republican majority in the Senate, Bill and Stu Spencer formed their own lobbying firm, advising both clients and candidates. With many international clients, Bill has been actively involved in defeating protectionist trade legislation. In 1994, Bill played a key role in the Republican takeover of the House. As a result he works closely today with the Republican leadership, key committee Members and rank and file GOP members. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his work in public policy.

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.

Thomas P. Latham, Partner

Carol Browning, Senior Associate, served in the Reagan Administration as Executive Assistant to U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Labor Bill Brock (R-TN). She also was also a congressional staffer to Senator Bill Brock during his tenure in the U. S. House and Senate.

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.
  • Eli Lilly
  • 3 M
  • Leading Builders of America
  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp
  • LKQ Corporation
  • Government of Japan