Alex N. Vogel
Alex N. Vogel is a Partner at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti and the co-founder of Holtzman Vogel, PLLC.
Vogel "served as Chief Counsel to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. According to his Holtzman Vogel profile, Vogel "continues to serve" as counsel to Frist's Volunteer PAC (political action committee).
Vogel "was responsible for political and legislative strategy on tort reform, technology, telecommunications, asbestos, entertainment industry issues and campaign finance reform." 
He "left Capitol Hill and teamed up with former White House technology policy chief Bruce Mehlman in May 2004 to form a lobbying shop with impeccable GOP connections.
"Vogel has been deputy counsel to the Republican National Committee and worked as a campaign lawyer for Bush-Cheney 2000 during the election recount. His access to the White House and senior Republican lawmakers will be critical to his clients as they seek last-minute tweaks to DTV, indecency and other media-related legislation heading to votes on the Senate and House floors," Bill McConnell wrote June 27, 2005, for Broadcasting & Cable.
"Prior to serving the Majority Leader, Vogel served as General Counsel for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). During Vogel's tenure, the NRSC waged an unprecedented campaign culminating in the historic recapture of the United States Senate majority by Republicans.
"Before joining the Senatorial Committee, Vogel served as Deputy Counsel of the Republican National Committee (RNC), where he was responsible for campaign finance and other political law issues. Specifically, Vogel advised the Republican National Committee and its state party organizations on issues relating to federal, state and local election and campaign finance laws and regulations. During November and December of 2000, Vogel served as counsel in the Presidential Recount, acting on behalf of the Bush-Cheney campaign in Florida and in Oregon.
"In 1999, Vogel served as General Counsel to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Quayle 2000 presidential campaign.
"Prior to serving Vice President Quayle, Vogel spent several years in the telecommunications, election law and government ethics practices of Wiley, Rein & Fielding.
"A frequent lecturer and speaker on politics and elections, Vogel has addressed diverse audiences including the German Marshall Fund, the CATO Institute, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Vogel has twice been named to Roll Call newspaper's 'Fabulous 50,' a listing of the most influential people on Capitol Hill. Vogel was also appointed to the American Bar Association's Advisory Commission to the Standing Committee on Election Law. Vogel is also a partner in the government affairs firm of Mehlman & Vogel, Inc.
"Vogel attended the University of California at San Diego, and received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of the GW Law Review and a member of the National Moot Court Team. Vogel is resident in the District of Columbia office, and is a member of the District of Columbia and California bars."
Related SourceWatch articles
- Bio: Alex N. Vogel, Mehlman Vogel Castagnelli.
- Josephine Hearn, "Former Frist aide combines lobbying, election know-how. Vogel built career keeping members ‘out of trouble’" (cache file) The Hill, September 21, 2004.
- Bill McConnell, "Washington’s Hidden Persuaders. A handful of players are behind every big decision, consensus or roadblock in Washington. With telecom, media and entertainment taking priority in the nation’s capital, here’s a look at who pulls the strings," Broadcasting & Cable, June 27, 2005.
- Bob Fitrakis, "Fake voting rights activists and groups linked to White House," Free Press, December 30, 2005.