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J. Alexander Hayes

Senior Associate
Michael Best Strategies LLC
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP


Alex provides clients with a full range of government relations, lobbying, strategic planning and public relations services. Drawing on his legal knowledge and experience, he assists in the development and implementation of federal legislative and regulatory strategies in order to help clients achieve their strategic business goals, and works with them to identify opportunities for constructive government engagement.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Alex worked with the Colorado Water Trust on matters involving water rights and stream flow. He previously worked for an Arizona-based health care consulting firm, where he helped form, and advocate for, a partnership of hospitals and health care providers. In this capacity, he also assisted clients with coalition development, strategic planning and messaging.

Alex also served in the general counsel’s office of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and with U.S. Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association



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