Alex Vogel has spent the last decade counseling members of Congress, campaigns, corporations and trade associations on effective strategies for navigating Washington’s legal and regulatory challenges. Prior to launching the firm, Alex served as Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist, M.D.
Prior to serving the Majority Leader, Alex served as General Counsel for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”). During Alex’s tenure, the NRSC waged an unprecedented campaign culminating in the historic recapture of the United States Senate majority by Republicans.
Before joining the Senatorial Committee, Alex served as Deputy Counsel of the Republican National Committee (“RNC”), where he was responsible for campaign finance and other political law issues. Specifically, Alex advised the Republican National Committee and its state party organizations on issues relating to federal, state and local election and campaign finance laws and regulations. During November and December of 2000, Alex served as counsel in the Presidential Recount, acting on behalf of the Bush-Cheney campaign in Florida and in Oregon.
Alex previously served as General Counsel to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Quayle 2000 presidential campaign, and spent several years in private practice in the areas of telecommunications, election law and government ethics with a law firm based in Washington, D.C.
A frequent television commentator on politics and elections, Vogel has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Bloomberg TV, NHK, and other worldwide networks. Vogel has addressed diverse audiences including the German Marshall Fund, the CATO Institute, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Vogel has been named both a “Media Maverick” and “One of the 50 most powerful men under 39” by Details Magazine. Vogel has twice been named to Roll Call newspaper’s “Fabulous 50,” a listing of the most influential people on Capitol Hill. He was also listed as one of The Hill newspaper’s 2011 “Sharpest Shooters on K Street.” Broadcast & Cable Magazine named Vogel one of its “Hidden Persuaders” for 2006.
Vogel was appointed by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to serve on the Virginia Aviation Board. Vogel is also a past member of the American Bar Association’s Advisory Commission to the Standing Committee on Election Law.
Alex is also a partner in the government affairs firm of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, Inc.
Alex attended the University of California at San Diego, and received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the GW Law Review and a member of the National Moot Court Team. Alex is resident in the District of Columbia office, and is a member of the District of Columbia and California bars.
(*Alex’s practice is limited to matters of federal law.)