Rod Hall is a government affairs advisor in the Washington Office of K&L Gates, LLP. His practice focuses on transportation and infrastructure issues. Mr. Hall advises an array of corporate and municipal clients on legislative, political, and regulatory matters before both houses of Congress as well as the Executive Branch. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hall was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) assistant administrator for Government Affairs.
For five years, Mr. Hall served as the principal advisor to two FAA administrators on matters concerning Congress, aviation industry groups, and other governmental organizations. Before joining the Obama Administration, Mr. Hall served as Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Eddie Berncie Johnson (D-TX), former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. In 2015 Mr. Hall was appointed by Governor Terence R. McAuliffe as a member to the Virginia Aviation Board and subsequently elevated to Chairman in 2016. He also serves as a member of Governor-elect Ralph Northam’s Policy Council on Transportation. Mr. Hall is engaged with the Democratic Party at national, state, and local levels. In 2016 he was elected to serve as a Clinton delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, Mr. Hall resides in Woodbridge, VA.