As Director of Governmental Issues, James Bayot is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and analyzing federal policy initiatives in Congress and the Executive Branch that affect the firm’s clients. James provides clients with a comprehensive view of major actions and issues emerging on Capitol Hill through the coverage of Congressional hearings and briefings in the healthcare, energy, natural resources, and environment sectors.

Additionally, James represented the world’s largest healthcare services company on federal policy issues, providing Legislative and Executive Branch monitoring, reporting, analysis, and advocacy. Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, James worked for Congressional Quarterly where he was responsible for editing online publications, writing summaries of House legislation, and conducting research for staff writers.


George Washington University B.A., cum laude, 2004