Emily J. Tranter
Federal Relations



Federal Relations
Government Representation


Hamilton College


Emily J. Tranter joined the Lockridge Grindal Nauen Federal Relations Group in 2006 and has focused on representing clients in the areas of infrastructure/transportation development, aviation, and environmental policy, energy research and the fields of public safety/criminal justice. Ms. Tranter is frequently called on to advise and brief Members of Congress and committees on critical public policy issues and to provide insight into complicated issues impacting airport development projects. She serves as primary liaison to federal policy makers on a number of high priority infrastructure development programs, including the multibillion dollar FAA remake of U.S. Airspace – “NEXGEN”.

Ms. Tranter offers the firm’s public sector and non-profit clients critical insight into the often confusing and highly complicated congressional appropriations process – from concept development to congressional testimony and legislative advocacy. She is particularly helpful to those clients interested in securing special federal designations and funding for high priority local initiatives. Ms. Tranter focuses on the annual congressional budget/appropriations process and supports clients’ interests in the transportation, infrastructure, and economic development arena.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Tranter had a distinguished career on the policy staff of United States Senator Mark Dayton. In her Senate role, Ms. Tranter specialized in coordinating federal funding and infrastructure investment requests from cities, counties, nonprofits, and law enforcement agencies across the state. While her legislative focus was on transportation and economic development issues, she also worked on several other legislative priorities including environmental mitigation, energy development and Native American affairs.

Ms. Tranter, a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a graduate of Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and resides with her family in suburban Maryland.