Bill Frymoyer coordinates a range of policy and political activities at Stewart and Stewart with Members of Congress, Senators, Executive Branch Officials and Capitol Hill staff to advance the initiatives of our clients. In addition, Mr. Frymoyer develops and implements broader media public relations strategies designed to favorably shape the policy and political environment for our clients. Mr. Frymoyer came to the firm in 2005 after serving as Senior Policy Advisor for House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt on Capitol Hill.
Issues of interest for Mr. Frymoyer include: international trade, intellectual property, manufacturing, and energy.
Examples of Mr. Frymoyer’s work with clients include:
- Lead a coalition of manufacturing and technology companies on patent and intellectual property issues. That effort involves building coalition support for strong intellectual property protections and educating opinion makers in the Executive and Legislative Branches on the importance of the innovation ecosystem to the American economy and to our competitiveness.
- Advocate before the executive branch for U.S. manufacturers on particular foreign trade and commercial disputes.
- Educate the Congress and the Executive Branch on the importance of the IMF, World Bank and other major multilateral development banks.
- Develop and implement yearly key issues programs for major agricultural groups. Arrange annual DC meetings with Congress and the Executive Branch.
- Engage in Capitol Hill advocacy for the U.S. shrimp industry and their commercial fishing and processing partners.
- Work with clients and coalition partners to preserve our nation’s trade remedy laws designed to address foreign subsidies and dumped product into our markets.
Mr. Frymoyer worked for Leader Gephardt from 1991 to 2003, rising to be his Senior Policy Advisor. In that capacity, Mr. Frymoyer was responsible for international trade and financial issues, as well as agriculture, environmental, energy, and science and technology issues for Leader Gephardt and the House Democratic Caucus. His portfolio also included policy development and implementation, legislative strategy, House Member relations, White House and Administration coordination, media, and interest group outreach.
After leaving Rep. Gephardt’s office, Mr. Frymoyer joined the National Environmental Trust (NET), as its Director of Public Policy from 2003-2005. At NET, Mr. Frymoyer directed NET’s budget and appropriations work as well as led the organization’s Capitol Hill effort on broader water, air, and lands issues.
Mr. Frymoyer’s current trade policy focus includes: the regional Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations (TPP), bilateral U.S. China trade issues, the new U.S.-EU trade, investment and standards negotiations, intellectual property issues, sectoral negotiations at the WTO, the range of regional and bilateral trade agreements, export promotion policy, trade remedy laws, agricultural trade policy, technology, and services issues. Beyond traditional trade issues, Mr. Frymoyer has a keen understanding of the nexus between trade and worker rights, environmental issues and human rights issues. Mr. Frymoyer also continues to work extensively on manufacturing and competitiveness policy.
*Bill Frymoyer is not a lawyer.