WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--FiscalNote, the Washington DC-based company that is dramatically improving the way organizations engage with government, today announced Chris Lu to the newly created post of senior strategy advisor. Lu will work with co-founder and CEO Tim Hwang and the executive team on business development beginning in February, once his current duties as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor conclude.
“Companies, non-profits and advocacy groups face increasing uncertainty with the change in Presidential administrations and the competing interests of state and local governments. There are few people who understand better how to navigate this challenging political terrain than Chris Lu.”
“Chris’ regulatory, legislative and political expertise bring immediate value to both our executive team and our rapidly growing list of customers,” said Tim Hwang, co-founder and CEO of FiscalNote. “Companies, non-profits and advocacy groups face increasing uncertainty with the change in Presidential administrations and the competing interests of state and local governments. There are few people who understand better how to navigate this challenging political terrain than Chris Lu.”
During his public service career, Lu has served in all three branches of the Federal Government and continuously worked to deepen the understanding of the political process. In the Executive branch, he was White House Cabinet Secretary/Assistant to the President and Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. During his time in the Legislative branch, he was Legislative Director and Acting Chief of Staff for then-Senator Barack Obama and Deputy Chief Counsel of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee under Rep. Henry Waxman. And in the Judicial branch, he was a law clerk for Judge Robert E. Cowen on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He also led the Obama-Biden Transition Project beginning the day after the 2008 Presidential election.
Lu is the co-editor of Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Congress (Praeger, 2014). Beginning in February, he will also be a senior fellow at the University of Virginia Miller Center.
Lu graduated magna cum laude from Princeton and cum laude from Harvard Law School. He is the recipient of numerous awards including an honorary doctorate from MacMurray College. In his spare time, Lu is an avid runner and has completed more than 30 marathons.
FiscalNote has reinvented influence – dramatically improving the way organizations build and manage their relationships with all levels of government, and empowering them to have maximum impact on legislation and regulation. Using proprietary analytics and breakthrough machine-learning techniques, the company’s government relationship management platform (FiscalNote GRM) is now the most effective tool for influencing Federal, state and local governments. The platform delivers contextual insights via elegant workflow and outreach tools that support an enterprise-based approach to modern government affairs – and the entire system learns over time. The platform automatically tracks and analyzes data on more than 1.5 million active bills, more than 700,000 regulations, more than 19,000 legislators and their staffers, more than seven million comments, more than 6,000 watchlists, and more than 125,000 individual entities. Data is automatically collected from more than 150 sources at least four times every day.
The company has raised more than $30 million from prominent early-stage investors including Renren, First Round Capital, Green Visor Capital, NEA, Visionnaire Ventures, Steve Case, Mark Cuban and Jerry Yang/AME Cloud Ventures. More than 180 organizations use the company’s proprietary tools and services. The growing number of enterprise companies – from startups through global multinationals – depending on FiscalNote include Aetna, Akin Gump, Amazon, AstraZeneca, AT&T, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BristolMyers Squibb, Dish Network, Expedia, Fidelity, HealthSouth, Microsoft, SallieMae, Salesforce, Schlumberger, Southwest Airlines, Staples, Tate Incorporated, Uber and Walgreens. Non-profits and advocacy groups relying on FiscalNote include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Code.org, the Information Technology Industry Council, the National Restaurant Association, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Republican and Democratic Governors Associations, and the University of Virginia’s Law School. FiscalNote is a 2016 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and co-founder Tim Hwang is a WEF New Champion.