Brent Heberlee is a public policy attorney with more than 15 years of federal lobbying experience and a decade of Capitol Hill experience. He assists clients with government relations in Congress and the Executive Branch in the areas of appropriations, energy and natural resources, environment, financial services, telecommunications, and federal land use.
He is the former Executive Director of Federal Relations for SBC Communications, Inc., one of the world's largest telecommunications providers.
Prior to his private practice, Mr. Heberlee served as Legislative Director and Counsel for U.S. Senator Richard Bryan (D-NV), and as Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Jim Bilbray (D-NV). Mr. Heberlee began his career working for Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and maintains a strong working relationship with the entire Nevada Congressional delegation.
Successfully worked with the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to secure in excess of $200 million in federal funding to support the research mission of a major university.
Developed successful advocacy plan for local government to authorize Title XVI water recycling project and secure funding from the Bureau of Reclamation.
Advised county water agency and local water management district on federal funding opportunities in California drought relief legislation.
Assisted higher education, local government, and private business clients with developing effective strategies to compete for federal stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Assisted local governments to draft and implement federal legislative proposals, resulting in the release of thousands of acres of federal land for local government purposes and private development.
Successfully worked with Congress to secure support for the largest merger in the history of the telecommunications industry.
Assisted online fantasy sports and casual game provider with effort to clarify and delay implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling and Enforcement Act.
Assisted university with efforts to market the use of a first responder training facility to the Department of Homeland Security and National Guard Bureau.