Squire Patton Boggs has recently named two principals as co-chairs to lead its infrastructure practice, according to a statement.
Carolina Mederos and Victoria Cram will head the US law firm's transportation, infrastructure and local government team, which focuses on “creative” federal funding, infrastructure development and advanced technology.
Mederos has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Her role has involved helping increase federal funding for public agency and local government clients in highways, transit, aviation, water, wastewater, economic development, urban revitalization and housing.
She also assists major domestic and international corporations with removing costly legislative, regulatory and policy barriers, expanding market access and increasing competition.
Mederos has held senior positions in the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation where she developed and defended the department’s authorising and appropriations legislation before the Office of Management and Budget and Congress.
“Having been deeply involved, on behalf of clients, in the development of new innovative financing models such as the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), I look forward to partnering with a renowned public finance legal team to implement innovative projects addressing transportation and water infrastructure,” she said in the statement.
Victoria Cram has more than 25 years of experience in government affairs consulting specialising in domestic, urban, and tax policy for private and public sector clients.
She has developed federal legislative and regulatory priorities with mayors, county executives and city councils; analysed the impact of legislation and regulations upon individual cities; and developed legislative, grant and regulatory strategies by liaison with relevant members of Congress, congressional delegations, congressional committees and federal agencies.
Cram has represented the interests of local governments across the United States on matters ranging from transportation, public safety, economic development, human services and the environment.
“This policy practice group, encompassing as it does private sector entities with a stake in transportation and infrastructure as well as local governments and public agencies nationwide, including institutions of higher education, provides exciting synergies with our legal resources,” said Cram.
“I am looking forward to working with our colleagues to further collaboration on public financing opportunities and public private ventures,” she added.