Posted on September 29, 2017
The Center provides "students with a wide range of experiential learning opportunities in government agencies and nonprofit public policy organizations at the state, local, national, and international levels." For example, law students may take a full semester in either Washington, D.C. or Harrisburg, working three or four days a week at a government agency or nonprofit public policy organization; they may earn a Certificate in Government Affairs; and/or they may take advantage of enrichment activities including speakers and academic symposia at Dickinson Law.
Mr. Wachter is uniquely qualified to serve on the Center's Advisory Committee, having previously served directly in government roles along with his current practice of governmental law at Knox. He represents school districts, governmental entities, municipalities, authorities and special purpose entities and is also the firm’s lead for Knox Law Public Strategies, through which he represents private business, nonprofit and community entities in their interactions with local, state and federal government, providing strategic communications, public affairs and public policy consulting services.
Prior to joining Knox Law, Mr. Wachter served as an aide to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, as the Special Assistant for Special Projects to Pennsylvania Governor Mark Schweiker, and worked with the Pennsylvania Site Advance Team for the White House. Additionally, he gained economic development experience while working as an Economic Development Analyst at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. He also serves as an advisor to candidates for various local, state and national level offices.
Mr. Wachter is an alumni of Dickinson Law and is proud to serve on the committee along with several notable Pennsylvanians.
For more information, please contact Sarah Holland.