Hilary Jochmans is president of Jochmans Consulting, LLC, a boutique government affairs practice. She works with clients to determine their policy goals in Washington and New York and to craft an appropriate and effective advocacy plan at the state and federal levels. She focuses her business on policy areas important to New York, including financial services, technology, economic development and fashion.
Hilary has over 15 years of political and government experience in Washington and New York. Most recently before founding the company, Hilary was the Director of the New York State Governor’s Office in Washington for both Andrew Cuomo and David Paterson, and the Deputy Director for Eliot Spitzer. In that capacity, she served as the Governor’s chief liaison with Congressional leadership, the NY Congressional delegation and federal agencies. In addition, she worked to develop and execute the Governor’s federal agenda and lobbying strategy to advance the priorities of the state. Hilary also spent 11 years on Capitol Hill working for Senator Tom Carper of Delaware and for Congressman Gary Ackerman of New York.
A native New Yorker, Hilary holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. She is admitted to the US Supreme Court Bar and the New York State Bar.
Hilary is a frequent speaker in New York City and Washington DC on panels concerning fashion and politics including: Fordham Fashion Law Institute’s Annual Symposium; the NYC Bar Fashion Law Committee’s Updates on Wearable Technology; Cardozo Law School’s Conscious Couture and Howard Law School’s Fashion Law Week. Her writing on fashion, law and politics has been featured on Law on the Runway and DC Policy Center. Hilary also serves on the Advisory Board of the Model Alliance https://modelalliance.org; Professional Member Advisor, https://www.americaninfluencercouncil.com; Advisory Council, https://thenewfashioninitiative.org.