Fleming “Mike” Legg Joins Blank Rome Government Relations as Senior Advisor
Blank Rome Government Relations LLC (“BRGR”) is pleased to announce that Fleming “Mike” Legg has joined the Firm as a Senior Advisor in its Washington, D.C., office. A career U.S. Army officer, Mike brings extensive congressional experience to BRGR, most recently serving as a professional staff member for the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and working extensively on facilitating communications and strategic initiatives with the Department of Defense (“DOD”) and State Department (“DOS”) as well as for foreign diplomatic missions.
"We are thrilled to welcome Mike to our Firm," said C.J. Zane, Managing Principal of Blank Rome Government Relations. "This will be an important year in our dynamic political landscape, and we are strategically focused on expanding our team with professionals such as Mike who have tremendous experience and knowledge of the inner workings of Congress as well as building relationships with our numerous federal agencies. Mike’s extensive Army career, strong communications skills, and congressional background will be instrumental to BRGR’s long-term growth and objectives.”
During his Army intelligence career, Mike served as a congressional liaison officer for both the U.S. Army Office of the Chief of Legislative Affairs, House Liaison Division, and the U.S. Special Operations Command Legislative Affairs. In these roles, he facilitated substantial communications between the Pentagon, U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Senate, as well as visits by congressional members and oversight committees to military installations, facilities, and ongoing deployments. He also developed a comprehensive strategy to defend special operations funding within the president’s budget and established broad support in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for special operations requirements, capabilities, and personnel.
"I am excited to join BRGR and its impressive group of professionals,” said Mike. “My combined experience as a career U.S. Army officer as well as my congressional background and insight will bring value to the team as we continue to build and grow relationships in our nation’s capital and advocate for our clients’ businesses across local, state, and federal levels and throughout various industries.”
In addition to his public sector experience, Mike served as vice president for strategic initiatives at NEK Advanced Securities Group where he identified and developed long-term, strategic business opportunities and established collaborative relationships with the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, DOD, DOS, and industry customers. He also served as a principal and founder of Legg, Perkins & Associates, LLC in Washington, D.C., a government relations/consulting firm primarily focused on assisting small to mid-size businesses in the defense and homeland security sector.
Mike has Top Secret Clearance and attended the Post Graduate Intelligence Program at the National Defense Intelligence College at Bolling Air Force Base. He earned his B.S. at James Madison University.