Ethan Pittleman is a principal with Capitol Counsel LLC. Pittleman brings to clients strong congressional, gubernatorial and campaign experience with an emphasis on economic, energy, natural resources and health care policy, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
Before joining Capitol Counsel, Pittleman aided Governor Kitzhaber (D-OR) in opening his Washington D.C. federal affairs office. Working for Governor Kitzhaber, Pittleman focused on federal affairs, appropriations, multi-state initiatives and strategic coordination between the state of Oregon and Congress. He also worked closely with the National Governors Association (NGA), Western Governors’ Association (WGA) and the Democratic Governors Association (DGA).
Prior to his service with Governor Kitzhaber, Pittleman was a long-standing policy aide to Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR). In this capacity, he was responsible for a wide variety of issues including natural resources, energy, environment and foreign policy. Pittleman also managed business issues for the congressman, including his chairmanship of the Small Business Subcommittee on Finance and Tax.
Additionally, Pittleman has worked in various fundraising capacities on congressional campaigns across the country.
Pittleman received a B.A. with honors from Dickinson College in political science and comparative religion, and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from the London School of Economics.