NTSB Chairman James E Hall to Be Of Counsel
The Seward Square Group, a new and innovative government relations firm in Washington, today proudly announces the appointment of James E. Hall as Of Counsel. As former Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Mr. Hall brings highly valued expertise and strategic guidance in global transportation and infrastructure issues to bear on client solutions.

"We are greatly honored to have Mr. Hall, a dedicated public servant and tireless safety advocate, join the Seward Square Group," said James Pericola, Seward Square's Managing Partner. "Jim Hall has managed numerous transportation crisis situations and knows how to negotiate any complex policy debate with an ease and level of care that is unrivaled. His experience adds tremendous value to Seward Square's staff roster of talented professionals."

"Seward Square's leadership and innovative approach to government relations are what attracted me to the firm," said Mr. Hall. "This group provides more than just access, they also bring the strategy to get to the goal line, whether it's policy experience in transportation, telecommunications, appropriations or other issue people pay attention to in Washington. With principals like Jamie Pericola and Ali Amirhooshmand, highly-respected professionals who know how to operate and succeed in Washington, the firm will be a fierce advocate for all its clients."

A decorated Vietnam veteran, Mr. Hall has worked in the public and private sectors for almost four decades, most prominently as President Clinton's NTSB Chairman from 1994 to 2001. He is universally recognized for his assistance with the investigations into the aviation cases of USAir 427, TWA 800 and EgyptAir 990, in addition to the Olympic Pipeline accident in Bellingham, Wash., the AMTRAK crash in Bourbonnais, Ill. and the Carnival Cruise Line accident near Miami. Mr. Hall has given congressional testimony on transportation issues before key House and Senate committees. He has served as a consultant and expert witness in private litigation matters on a broad range of transportation issues including, but not limited to, fixed wing and rotor-craft accidents, motor coach safety and airport litigation.

The Seward Square Group, a top-level, bipartisan government relations firm, distinguishes itself from other policy and political advocates through focused, principals-only expertise in the legislative, regulatory, corporate and international affairs arenas. By offering a significant, thoughtful focus on strategy and tactics, Seward Square moves beyond the traditional Washington model of access-only and innovates outreach methods for the future of government and business success.

To learn more about Mr. Hall, please see his bio at www.sewardsquare.com/lobbyists/hall.php. For more information about the Seward Square Group, please visit www.sewardsquare.com.

(From PR Newswire, Nov. 18 2009)