Strategies for Better Outcomes
Lisa Moore brings years of experience working at the highest levels of the U.S. Senate navigating the substance and politics surrounding federal appointments, environmental issues such as endangered species and western water issues, agricultural conservation issues, election reform, and campaign finance reform. At Grand View Group Consulting, Ms. Moore is dedicated to helping clients and constituencies navigate high-profile policy issues in strategic ways that deliver meaningful results.
Ms. Moore has over twelve years of Capitol Hill experience, most recently serving as general counsel to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). In that capacity, Ms. Moore handled federal nominations, working with the Leader to select Democratic nominees to federal boards and commissions such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The selection of such positions is statutorily entrusted to the Senate leader of the party not holding the White House.
In particular, Ms. Moore was directly responsible for recruiting Democratic nominees, negotiating with the Bush Administration to secure the nomination of Democratic selections to hundreds of these positions, and negotiating with the Republican Senate leadership and caucus to ensure Senate confirmation of the Democratic Leader’s nominees.
In 2008, with the election of President Obama, Ms. Moore worked to advance Senate consideration and confirmation of the President’s nominations to federal boards, commissions and agencies such as the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency, and USDA.
During her eight-year tenure with Senator Reid, Ms. Moore also served as the Leader’s legislative director, managing the office legislative program and staff, while also directly handling federal judicial nominations, agriculture, environment and wildlife, western water resources, election reform and campaign finance issues. Ms. Moore also spearheaded Senator Reid’s successful 2002 Farm Bill conservation work, which resulted in significantly increased budgeting for conservation and improved policies to those programs.
Prior to her tenure on Senator Reid’s leadership staff, Ms. Moore served as counsel on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where she handled fish, wildlife and endangered species issues, including work on Endangered Species Reauthorization efforts.
In 2004, on leave from Senator Reid’s staff, Ms. Moore ran the Democratic National Committee’s voter protection operation in Nevada, negotiating with state election officials to ensure the impartial administration of election laws, supervising lawyer teams involved in challenges to the interpretation of those laws, and recruiting and training over 600 lawyer volunteers to monitor early vote and election day polls.
Ms. Moore began her Capitol Hill career as legislative assistant to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), handling agriculture and environment issues. Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, she was a staff attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., handling agricultural and wetlands issues, as well as advocacy efforts surrounding the 1996 Farm Bill.
Ms. Moore also clerked for the Honorable James F. Merow on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for handling federal takings claims brought against the government involving the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the National Forest Management Act. Ms. Moore received her J.D. from Georgetown University. She received her B.A. in political science from Boston College, where she graduated magna cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.