Larry Ayres Joins Clark Hill PLC, Washington D.C.
A proven government affairs professional, Ayres has an extensive background that includes experience working with diverse sectors of business, the US Congress, and the Executive Branch. Ayres possesses a valuable combination of credentials and capabilities that include senior positions in Fortune 100 corporations, lobby and law firms, and the military. Through the combination of an exceptional military career serving in various command and staff positions, capped by six years serving as liaison officer to Congress on the staffs of the Secretaries of Defense and the Army, and work in private industry, Ayres brings extraordinary value and is especially qualified to advise the firm's clients on matters relating to national defense and technology.
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Ayres was Senior Vice President of Government Relations at Adecco, USA, the staffing and workforce solutions leader in North America.
“We’re delighted to have Larry join our firm and support our bi-partisan government affairs practice,” said John Hern, Chief Executive Officer of the firm. “His experience will help us expand service to our clients facing complex issues in the federal agencies and in Congress.”
Leveraging 25 years of successful representation of small businesses and major corporations in the appropriations and authorizing committees, as well as the Department of Defense, Ayres understands and has a unique ability to advise business leaders in building their relationships and advancing their critical government-facing initiatives that are beneficial to all stakeholders. Particular strengths lie in his ability to design and manage end-to-end innovative government advocacy campaigns, from client opportunity identification through strategy development and successful execution.