Caitlin E. McDonough
Associate/Attorney at Law
Caitlin E. McDonough is an attorney and registered lobbyist with over 14 years of experience in Annapolis, working with the Maryland General Assembly and several administrations. Since joining the HJM team in 2012, she has advocated passionately on a variety of issues, particularly the development and implementation of fair and reasonable regulatory schemes for new, innovative technologies and business models, major pharmaceutical manufacturers, telecommunication and energy service providers, financial institutions, and health and property insurers.
Among her many legislative accomplishments, McDonough lobbied successfully on behalf of health provider organizations seeking to expand their scope of practice under Maryland law, helped shape business regulation and labor law to meet the needs of Maryland business entities, including local restaurants, technology start-ups, and major manufacturers, and influenced State programs impacting education, transportation, and environmental issues. She has also worked closely with several non-profit organizations, like the Family Tree, Decoding Dyslexia, and the Maryland Association of Community Services, seeking to influence policy throughout the State.
McDonough has successfully obtained substantial operating and capital budget appropriations for Maryland nonprofits and community organizations at both the state and local levels. In addition to her state work, McDonough has successfully represented clients in legislative, budgetary and procurement matters before several local jurisdictions, particularly in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties.
Before joining HJM, McDonough served as Legislative Director to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. for seven sessions. During her time in the President’s Office, McDonough represented the President in both the Judicial Proceedings and the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committees, where she developed an understanding of a variety of legislative issues, including health and health care, education, procurement, criminal justice and public safety, election law, and environmental policy. She also served as the President’s primary district liaison where she built relationships with local administrators and officials in counties and municipalities throughout the state. During her time in the public sector, McDonough has gained an in-depth understanding of bill drafting and construction and the legislative, budgetary, and regulatory processes, while developing strong relationships with staff and officials in the legislature and many state agencies.
While earning her undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland, McDonough had the opportunity to work in several different levels of government, including a summer position with Peter Shapiro, while he served as the Chair of the Prince George’s County Council and a clerkship with Judge Glenn T. Harrell of the Maryland Court of Appeals. During her time with the Prince George’s County Council, McDonough completed research and assisted with advocacy on economic development projects in the International Corridor in Langley Park and the establishment and promotion of Chairman Shapiro’s environmental policy initiatives.
Admitted to Practice:
State of Maryland
The University of Maryland, School of Law, Baltimore, MD (J.D., 2006)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD (B.A., 2003)
Maryland Government Relations Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Member, Greater Baltimore Committee Health Care Committee
Recognitions and Achievements:
Bucerius International Law Fellow
Daily Record Very Important Professional (2019)