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Gerald S. J. Cassidy

Gerald S. J. Cassidy

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Founder, Chairman Emeritus

Gerry Cassidy is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Cassidy & Associates where he continues to help guide the growth and success of the firm representing client interests as diverse as entrepreneurs and start-ups to global brand names and Fortune 100 companies. In 2007, The Washington Post reported that as "the creator and proprietor of the most lucrative lobbying firm," he "helped invent the new Washington."

As Gerry opened Cassidy & Associates 39 years ago, he helped establish the bi-partisan integrated government affairs concept early on through Cassidy sister companies that included a polling firm, a grassroots lobbying firm and the public relations firm Powell Tate. Prior to founding the firm in 1975, Gerry served as a Trial Attorney in the South Florida Migrant Legal Services Program, as Executive Director and General Counsel of the Democratic National Committee’s Party Reform Commission, and as General Counsel of the U.S. Senate's Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.


  • Board of Directors, Fudan Foundation

  • Chairman, Villanova University Capital Campaign Committee (’02-‘08);Steering Committee of the Capital Campaign for Villanova University ('93-'97)

  • Board of Trustees, Villanova University ('97-'2007)
  • National Board of The American Ireland Fund, ('98-'08)

  • Board of Trustees, Boston University, ('03-'04)

  • U.S. Military Cancer Institute ('02-'03)
  • Board of Visitors, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies ('05-'07)

  • Board of Directors, Teachers Institute ('05-'08)

  • Board of Trustees, Washington Theological Union ('95-'99)

  • Board of Trustees, Fontbonne College ('96-'99)

  • Board of Directors, Children’s Inn at NIH ('87-'98)

  • Board of Overseers, School of Nutrition, Tufts University ('90-'00)

  • Metropolitan Club and the Economic Club of Washington

  • The Bretton Woods Committee

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