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Legislative Bulletin

Each April we at HJM have the pleasure of sharing with our clients and colleagues some of the highlights from the 90 day session of the Maryland General Assembly. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the law that came out of the last three months, but merely a sampling of the legislation most likely to affect our state. We hope you find this a valuable resource. 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

Firm Recognition’s and Achievements


HJM would like to congratulate Caitlin E. McDonough for being named as one of the winners for The Daily Record’s 2019 VIP List – Very Important Professionals Successful by 40.  Congratulations, Caitlin, you worked very hard to earn this honor!


Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (ILPT) announced the results of its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Harris Jones & Malone’s founding member, Lisa Harris Jones, was re-elected as an Independent Trustee. Industrial Logistics Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns and leases industrial and logistics properties throughout the United States. ILPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.


On May 21, 2019, the Senior Housing Properties Trust Board appointed ‘s founding member, Lisa Harris Jones, to serve on the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Nominating & Governance Committee. Lisa will chair the Nominating & Governance Committee. In addition, the Independent Trustees selected Lisa to serve as the Lead Independent Trustee. Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ: SNH) is a Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT, which owns medical office buildings, senior living communities, and wellness centers in Maryland and throughout the country. SNH is managed by the operating subsidiary of (RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.


On May 9, 2019 Lisa Harris Jones received the Current Leader Award from the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc. at their 40th Anniversary Celebration Gala – “Growing a New Generation of Leaders.” The mission of the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, Inc. is to promote the interests of African American women attorneys, to improve the skills for the efficient practice of the profession, and to increase the viability and recognition of African American women attorneys.


HJM would like to congratulate our own, Tammy Stinnett, on emerging from a field of twenty three candidates and being elected to one of the seven seats on the Baltimore City, Legislative District 41, Democratic Central Committee.  With over two decades of legislative experience, Tammy will bring a keen insight to her newly elected role.  This insight will benefit not only the Central Committee as a whole, but more importantly the citizens of the 41st Legislative District.  Congratulations, Tammy, you worked very hard to earn this honor.


On April 4, 2018, students, alumni, & faculty gathered at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law for the 24th annual Black Law Students Association Alumni Student Reception to honor Robert Fulton Dashiell.  Read more here.


Lisa Harris Jones is featured in The Daily Record’s January publication of Path to Excellence, a Women’s Guide to Business.  Ms. Jones shares her story and thoughts on how women lobbyists in Annapolis are taking a more prominent role in Maryland politics and governance.  Read more here.


Lisa Harris Jones has served as a member of TravelCenters of America LLC (Nasdaq: TA) board since 2013 and is Chair of TA’s Nominating and Governance Committee.  Today, TA announced that it will be honored by the Women’s Forum of New York at its 2017 Breakfast of Corporate Champions to be held in New York City on November 14th. TA will receive special recognition for approaching gender parity with 40% of its Board of Directors’ seats held by women.  Lisa Harris Jones and Barbara D. Gilmore are independent directors on TA’s Board.  Read more here.


Maryland Matters, a site for news about Maryland government and politics, recognized Ashlie Bagwell as a “Winner” for her pro bono work for the 10-year-old kid who wanted to make chromite the official state mineral.  “Sine Die:  The Winners and Losers


Lisa Harris Jones was recently recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.  In addition, Savoy Magazine published an article highlighting Lisa Harris Jones as Maryland’s Hardest Working Lobbyist.  Congratulations Lisa!


Ashlie Bagwell and Drybar worked on successful legislation that creates a limited license for people who want to enter into the beauty industry without spending the time and money to go to beauty school. New Md. licensing makes way for drybar jobs


The Odyssey School is proud to share that SB15/HB278 was signed into law today!  This bill will allow for the creation of a task force to study the implementation of a dyslexia education program and presents a statewide commitment to furthering early intervention and dyslexia awareness. Its passage demonstrates a monumental step forward in the lives of children throughout the State of Maryland. Odyssey trustee & parent, Lisa Harris Jones and Sean Malone, provided invaluable vision, guidance, and support throughout this process.  The entire Odyssey School community extends Lisa, Sean, and the Maryland State Legislature sincere gratitude and appreciation for making this landmark Bill possible.


On April 26, 2016, Baltimorean’s voted the following individuals to be their Democratic Party candidate for the City’s elected offices in the 2016 General Election on November 8, 2016.  For your reference, HJM compiled short bios on each Democratic Party candidate who won their respective primary.  We hope you find this a valuable resource.  2016 Baltimore City Election Results


New governor is pro-business, new Democratic legislators ‘more anti-business, ‘ lobbyist says


Philip D. Cronin  was recently recognized by the Living Classrooms Foundation and the Baltimore Business Journal as a “Rising Star,” an award recognizing outstanding young leaders for their achievements and philanthropic efforts. Congratulations Phil!


Sean Malone:  Actions Speak Louder Than Words for Domestic Violence Victims


Lisa Harris Jones talks to the Baltimore Sun about the challenges of securing funding for female entrepreneurs.


Tammy Stinnett was named as one of Baltimore’s Top Neighborhood Moms for 2014 by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Congrats Tammy!


Lisa Harris Jones is among the top 10 highest grossing lobbyists for the reporting period of Nov. 1, 2012 to Oct. 31, 2013.


Philip Cronin passed the Maryland State Bar Exam. Job well done, Philip!


Lisa Harris Jones & Harris Jones & Malone, LLC were honored as one of the Top 100 MBE’s


HJM is proud to announce that Philip Cronin has joined its government relations team. Welcome aboard, Philip!


HJM is proud to announce that Ashlie T. Bagwell has joined its government relations team. Welcome aboard, Ashlie!


Sun Magazine names Lisa Harris Jones as one of 50 Women To Watch in Baltimore.


The Maryland Reporter lists Lisa Harris Jones as the third top earning lobbyist for the reporting period of November 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013.


Baltimore ethics filings show Baltimore firm as most active lobbyists


Lisa Harris Jones earns a spot as one of The Top 10 Lobbyists for the November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2012 reporting period.


Saul Ewing and Harris Jones & Malone’s 3rd annual roundtable discussion draws enthusiastic response


Lisa Harris Jones and Robert Fulton Dashiell were selected to serve on the newly created Mayor’s Advisory Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business.


Lisa Harris Jones was recognized as one of the “Top-paid lobbyists in Maryland” by the Baltimore Sun


HJM is proud to announce that Caitlin E. McDonough has joined its government relations team. Welcome aboard, Caitlin!


Lisa Harris Jones and Sean Malone Named to ‘Maryland Influencers’ List


Maryland General Assembly to Return for Special Legislative Session Beginning May 14, 2012


Lisa Harris Jones received the YWCA Greater Baltimore’s Special Leader award.


Tammy Stinnett was recognized as a Leader in the Workplace by YWCA Greater Baltimore. Congratulations, Tammy!


Robert Fulton Dashiell will be participating in the 2012 Mock Trial State Championship at the Maryland Court of Appeals on Friday April 20, 2012.


The Maryland General Assembly adjorned the 2012 legislative session Sine Die.


Tax Issues Make for Busy Session, Lobbyists Say – The Gazette


HJM is proud to announce that Paul G. Wood has joined its government relations team. For the last ten years, Paul served as the chief lobbyist for Verizon’s state and local government affairs in Maryland. Welcome aboard, Paul!


HJM congratulates Sean Malone on his appointment to the Maryland Athletic Commission


Kevin Joyce was sworn in as a member of the Maryland Bar. Congratulations, Kevin!


Harris Jones & Malone launches new website.


Kevin P. Joyce honored in Baltimore Business Journal’s “People on the Move”


Lisa Harris Jones ranks among Maryland’s Top 5 highest-earning lobbyists for third year in a row 05/17/2011 Sean Malone named “Maryland Influencer” by Campaigns & Elections Magazine 01/01/2011 “Making Your Dream a Reality: Tips for Owning Your Own Firm” – Law Practice Today – by Lisa Harris Jones


Harris Jones & Malone receives Greater Baltimore Committee’s “Bridging the Gap” Achievement Award


Lisa Harris Jones named one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” by The Daily Record


Lisa Harris Jones called one of Maryland’s “Rising Stars on the Inside Track” – The Gazette


Harris Jones named to Maryland’s “Top 100 MBEs” for 2008


O’Malley aide, Sean Malone, joins Annapolis lobbying firm “The Gazette”


Malone to leave O’Malley administration “The Washington Post”


At computer tax celebration, lobbyists over lawmakers “The Gazette”


A computer exec’s effort to decode Annapolis “The Washington Post”


Lisa Harris Jones’ firm named to “Top 100 MBEs” for 2006


Lisa Harris Jones named one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” by The Daily Record

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