Meet the Team
Oregonians Working for Oregon
Danelle Romain and Mike Freese are lawyer-lobbyists and active members of the Oregon State Bar. Collectively, our team has unrivaled success representing clients to the Oregon Legislature, Governor’s office, and regulatory agencies.
Danelle Romain is a veteran lobbyist advocating for clients in Oregon since 2003. She has a record of success as an attorney in private practice specializing in government relations. A graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Oregon School of Law, Danelle has worked in Washington for an Oregon Congressman, as a Lobbyist for a national trade association, in the General Counsel’s office of a federal administrative agency, as a Press Secretary for a U.S. presidential campaign, and as Acting Counsel for the Oregon House Judiciary Committee. Danelle covers a broad range of issues for our diverse client base, including developing and implementing legislative and administrative agency strategies for clients. Danelle is a Portland native and is married to R.D. Symms and they have two children, Samuel and George.
Mike Freese is a lawyer and lobbyist that counsels a diverse clientele on complex public policy issues in emerging and evolving political environments. Over the years, he has developed a reputation as a problem solver and collaborator helping resolve some of the state’s most high-profile legislative and regulatory matters. In Oregon, Mike has served as in-house counsel for a statewide trade association and Vice President of the state’s largest business association. Before returning to Oregon, Mike held several senior positions in Washington D.C. including as a Subcommittee Staff Director on the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Deputy Director for Congressional Affairs at the US Department of Interior and advisor to a US Senate Committee and US Senator. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University and law degree from Willamette College of Law. He is an eastern Oregon native who now lives in the Willamette Valley with his wife Kelsey, son Boyce and triplet daughters Reggie, Rylee, and Ripley.