McBee Expands Financial Services Practice with Addition of Langston Emerson

Nov 12, 2015, 14:00 ET from McBee Strategic

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McBee Strategic Consulting (MSC), LLC, a leading advocacy and strategic communications firm, today announced that Langston Emerson has joined the firm's financial services practice as Executive Vice President. Previously Vice President of Government Affairs for the Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC), Langston brings extensive experience in asset management, private equity, and venture capital policy and regulatory matters to MSC.

In his most recent role at the PEGCC, Emerson developed and implemented key strategies in the financial services sector, representing private equity and growth capital interests before Capitol Hill and the Administration. In addition to building inter-organizational partnerships to enhance the reputation of private equity on the Hill and in the media, Emerson secured essential bipartisan support and passage of key industry legislation in the House of Representatives. Prior to working at the PEGCC, Emerson was Senior Director of Federal Government Relations for TIAA-CREF Financial Services, where he was responsible for the legislative and regulatory practice in Washington, DC.

"The regulatory environment around financial services has seen remarkable change over the last few years," said Emerson. "MSC's integrated approach to government affairs, strategic communications, public policy, and legal representation provides stakeholders with real, tangible value as they navigate the intersection of government, law, business, and innovation. I am excited to join a firm that has a team equipped for that unique task."

Last year, McBee was purchased by Wiley Rein LLP and operates as an independent subsidiary of the law firm. The combined firms have more than 300 professionals and create a Washington, DC legal, advocacy, and communications powerhouse providing sophisticated client services. McBee has significantly expanded its communications and advisory practices in 2015, adding nearly 20 professionals to the team.

"Langston possesses the rare combination of proven experience and expert intuition to navigate the financial services and banking policy sectors in Washington," said Sam Whitehorn, Managing Director and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. "We are really excited to have him join us and know he will play a key role as we continue to grow our suite of advocacy solutions and bring value to clients across the board."

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