Neil Quinter is Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs at the News/Media Alliance. Neil has a record of accomplishments working in and with federal and state governments. In federal government, Neil has served as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and as Minority Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism & Government Information of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. In these roles, he has worked on such landmark matters as impeachment and censure of the President of the United States, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the America Invents Act, and comprehensive immigration reform, and helped lead the passage of legislation regarding intellectual property, criminal justice, and appropriations. He also served as Director of Research for the reelection campaign of U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes.
Neil has served as a partner at major law firms and in his own solo practice, concentrating his practice on federal and state government affairs and congressional investigations, and representing major companies, trade associations, non-profits, and individuals.
At the state level, Quinter served as an elected member of the Maryland House of Delegates, where he served on the Judiciary Committee. During his time in office, Quinter passed numerous bills, on subjects including technology, consumer protection, and criminal justice. Previously, he served as an Assistant Attorney General, at the Maryland Department of the Environment, where he won record penalties from polluters, and drafted and steered the passage of legislation that led to a 98% reduction in childhood lead poisoning.
Neil started his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Herbert F. Murray, a judge on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Neil earned his JD from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, where he graduated summa cum laude with High Honors in International Relations/Political Science.