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Marco Gonzales is a shareholder with Modrall Sperling Law Firm and has more than 30 years of experience specializing in public policy, lobbying and litigation. He advises clients on a diverse range of public policy matters involving legislative strategy, appropriations and agency process at both the state and federal levels. His public policy practice involves many substantive areas, including healthcare reform, telecommunications, technology, taxes, energy rights-of-way, privacy rights, education, and real estate. Marco is an experienced practitioner in the area of civil litigation, primarily involving the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) commercial disputes, products liability, class actions, negligence and insurance.

Before joining the firm in 1998, Marco worked in the United States Senate as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Pete V. Domenici for 10 years. During his tenure in the Senate, he covered issues related to the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary and the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee for the Senator.

Marco was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and he and his family are deeply rooted in its traditions and history. Marco ran for Congress in New Mexico’s Third District in 2008 and appears regularly as a popular political analyst on local television and radio programs.


Education: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1998; The Catholic University of America, B.A. in World Politics, 1990


Bar Admissions: New Mexico, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, United States Supreme Court