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About Susanne Hack & Associates
Susanne Hack & Associates is an Illinois government relations consulting firm with an emphasis on matters of public policy before the Illinois General Assembly and the Executive Branch offices of the Illinois Government. Ms. Hack opened her firm after gaining invaluable experience working as a Legislative Counsel in the Executive Branch and as an Assistant Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois General Assembly.
Throughout her career Susanne Hack has developed and maintained close working relationships with Democrat and Republican members of the General Assembly and their top staff. She has also learned to successfully navigate the multi-faceted executive branch on issues relating to budget, procurement, regulations, and legislative policy.
Susanne Hack & Associates is founded on the principle that every client should expect thoughtful and experienced advice, cutting-edge information, and on-the-ground representation in Springfield.
Meet Susanne Hack
Susanne Hack & Associates opened in 2007 as a full service Illinois governmental consulting firm. Its primary services include providing strategy on passing or defeating legislation, obtaining state funding, and giving advice and updates on major state initiatives such as managed care, Medicaid reforms, tax incentives, and energy policy. Susanne, on her own or with a carefully devised team, has passed legislation relating to tax credits, smart grid energy, and community based settings for persons with disabilities. Additionally, Susanne has been successful in obtaining state funding for several clients including line item appropriations in the budget, capital funding, and programs under Illinois Medicaid.
Susanne has worked directly with the Illinois General Assembly since 2001 when she began her career as an assist counsel to Speaker Madigan. She gained invaluable experience working in the Executive Branch from 2003-2007 when she was recruited as the Legislative Counsel to Lt. Governor. In that role Susanne was responsible for the Lt. Governor's extensive legislative agenda including legislation dealing with energy, health care, elections, education, telecommunications, and military families. During her time on staff Susanne led numerous negotiations with stake holders, testified before House and Senate committees, and drafted hundreds of bills and amendments.
Prior to her employment with the Lt. Governor, Susanne Hack was an Assistant Counsel to Illinois Speaker Michael J. Madigan in 2001-2002. In that role she analyzed the legal, political and fiscal impact of bills, worked with Representatives and lobbyists to negotiate compromise bill language, and acted as parliamentarian to the Civil Law, Education and State Procurement committees. Additionally, Ms. Hack was selected to be assistant counsel to him on over a dozen state and federal lawsuits resulting from the 2001 redistricting of legislative boundaries.
Susanne Hack graduated Cum Laude (twice) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1997 and the University of Illinois College of Law in 2000. She currently resides in Chicago.
"The fact that Hack is "fluent" in the legislature is one of the reasons she is so successful
as a lobbyist.
She knows how it works and is self-directed so there was no
apprenticeship portion when she came to work for us."
- Mike Sullivan,
"She was a very capable, very hardworking lawyer who was mature at an early point in her career.
She has earned "a good reputation in the Capitol as someone who works hard and represents her clients with class."
- Michael J. Kasper,
Fletcher, O'Brien, Kasper
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