Ballard Partners, which flourished during the Trump administration, has recruited Eugene O’Flaherty, who was corporate counsel for the City of Boston, managing a 60-member staff, for its DC office.
O’Flaherty has close ties with Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh, who was just confirmed as Secretary of Labor. He also served in the Bay State’s House of Representatives for 17 years and helmed its Judiciary Committee.
O'Flaherty was the leader in the push to make Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage and was responsible for stronger sex offender and human trafficking measures, as well as the overhaul of its impaired driving statutes.
Brian Ballard, who chaired Donald Trump’s fundraising effort in Florida, said O’Flaherty’s Boston’s connections and knowledge of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation expands his firm’s reach and capabilities.