Marianne M. Helms

Confidential Assistant

Marianne Helms is a member of Van Ness Feldman's government relations practice, and assists clients by monitoring, reporting on, evaluating, and providing analysis of Congressional activity. 

Marianne has extensive experience working in the Washington, DC private sector.  Prior to joining the firm, Marianne held several positions including press assistant in the Clinton White House and the State Department under Madeline Albright.  She has traveled extensively with both the President and Secretary of State. She was also involved in both the George H.W. Bush and  Bill Clinton Inaugurals.  Marianne has served as Chief of Staff to Janet Langhart Cohen as well as John McLaughlin of The McLaughlin Group.

Marianne’s most recent role was as Director of Government Relations at Denny Miller Associates.  In her nearly five-year tenure there, she served clients by monitoring legislative activity, researching client issues, and writing background papers.

  • Experience
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Awards & Honors
  • Bar & Court Admissions
  • Government Service

    United States Department of State

    Manager, Department of State Conference Reporters (1997-1999)

    The White House

    Office of the Press Secretary (1993-1997)

  • News & Presentations
  • Thought Leadership


George Mason University B.A., 1989