Elizabeth Shea Joins Porzio Governmental Affairs, LLC


December 1, 2018

Elizabeth Shea, former Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, is joining the lobbying team of Porzio Governmental Affairs, LLC (PGA) as Vice President.  She will focus on health care and human services management, strategic planning, and public policy; particularly in the area of developmental disabilities.

“Porzio Governmental Affairs employs some of the top lobbyists in the area and is consistently ranked within the top 10 New Jersey law firms that lobby,” said Vito A. Gagliardi, President of Porzio Governmental Affairs, LLC and Managing Principal of the parent company, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, PC (Porzio).  “Liz Shea is one of the most respected health care professionals in the state and has extensive relationships with legislators, legislative staff, the provider community, families, and various stakeholder groups.  Her reputation and experience are the perfect complements to PGA’s all-star team.”

Ms. Shea has experience in the areas of federal and state Medicaid, including 1915(c) and 1115(i) Medicaid waiver programs; affordable housing policies and programs; rate setting  for state-funded programs; care management for unique populations; and managing the safe transition of individuals with complex needs from institutional settings to home and community-based settings.  Her work has included research and analysis of policy issues, bill-tracking and bill drafting, coalition-building, grant writing, and grant management.

Ms. Shea received her undergraduate degree at Douglass College of Rutgers University, her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, and her Masters of Public Policy from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the Federal District Court of New Jersey.

About Porzio Governmental Affairs, LLC

Porzio Governmental Affairs provides comprehensive lobbying, business development, grassroots advocacy, and public relations services to its clients.  The services of Porzio Governmental Affairs complement the services of the lawyers of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. who offer legal advice to clients on compliance with NJ ELEC regulations, campaign and election laws, environmental and land use regulations, and FDA and other statutory schemes.