Mr. Sartucci, a government affairs counselor in K&L Gates’ Washington, DC office, has over 13 years of practical experience on Capitol Hill working inside the legislative process on issues including maritime, Coast Guard, homeland security, transportation, oceans, fisheries and science programs and policy.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Sartucci spent nine years working for Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) where he served as Legislative Director. He has considerable experience in the areas of tax, land and water infrastructure, appropriations, disaster, offshore energy, environmental, and telecommunications policy. Mr. Sartucci’s experience includes involvement in the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2004-2007 (maritime title), SAFE Port Act of 2006, Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006, Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, Energy Policy Act of 2005, NASA Authorization Act of 2005, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Security Acts of 2004 and 2006, JOBS Act of 2004, Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002, National Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism Act of 2002, Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001, Air Transportation Safety and Stabilization Act of 2001, Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century, and the Satellite Home Viewer Improvements Act of 1999.
Mr. Sartucci also served as a Professional Staff Member and Coast Guard Fellow on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation where he was involved in merchant marine and maritime issues and legislation and supported Coast Guard, oceans, and fisheries legislation. During this time, he was involved in the enactment of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998, Coast Guard Authorization Acts of 1998 and 1996, Maritime Security Act of 1996, the Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996, and the National Invasive Species Act.
Prior to his work with the U.S. Senate, Mr. Sartucci spent 17 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard, holding a variety of operational and staff assignments during that time, including six years of sea duty.