William A. Signer has over thirty years of experience working with the U.S. Congress both as staff legislative counsel and a lobbyist in private practice. For over eight years he served as tax and legislative counsel on the personal staff of Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY). He also served on the staff of the Ways and Means’ Health and Oversight Subcommittee which Mr. Rangel chaired. He was previously on the staff of Congressman James H. Scheuer (D-NY), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
In private practice, Bill has specialized in the areas of tax, health care, employment, telecommunications and appropriations. He has represented such diverse clients as hospitals, hospital associations, employment outreach organizations, business associations, manufacturing industry committees and a number of New York-based financial institutions.
Bill is known for tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients. He maintains close ties with members and staff on the House and Senate tax, health, judiciary, telecommunications, and financial institutions committees. His consistent personnel contact not only provides him with the information necessary to determine the most appropriate strategies to accomplish a client’s goal, but also to keep them closely informed of the evolving legislative process.
Bill is recognized for his ability to distill complicated issues down to their essence and to succinctly articulate them in a meaningful way to decision makers. He has been consistently successful in packaging client initiatives so they are seen as being relevant and germane to the Congressional agenda.
Bill believes that in-depth knowledge of issues combined with personal contact with members and their staff is the most successful way to represent his clients. He spends considerable time on Capitol Hill and has developed a reputation as a hands-on-lobbyist, both substantive and politically astute. This approach has worked well for his clients, many of whom have been with him for twenty years. His client’s feel comfortable that when Bill takes on a project, they are getting a committed, resourceful, savvy and persistent advocate.