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 on financial services, technology, economic development and fashion. Hilary has also written on political and regulatory issues of importance to the fashion and retail industry.
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.
Hilary, a D.C. resident, holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. In addition, she completed the Fordham Fashion Law Institute Summer Intensive Program. She is an active member of several bar associations including the New York City Bar Association Fashion Law Committee where she has organized and spoken on several panels including Wearable Technology Policy Updates, Made in NY, and Lobbying 101, as well as the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Design in the Digital Age and Cardozo Law School’s Conscious Couture: How U.S. Fashion Companies Are Addressing Problems in Overseas Garment Factories. She is admitted to the US Supreme Court Bar and the New York State Bar. Hilary is a member of the Women’s High Tech Coalition and the Fashion Group International DC chapter.