Emanuel (“Manny”) Rouvelas engages in a wide-ranging law and lobby practice representing leading companies and trade associations in transportation, telecommunications, high technology, hospitality, and manufacturing. For four decades, he has traveled globally to more than forty countries advising clients and working with U.S. administrations, Congresses, and American and foreign embassies and governments.
He is a founding member of both the public policy and maritime law practices of K&L Gates, each consistently ranked nationally as among the best, most effective and highly regarded in the United States. Mr. Rouvelas is personally ranked as one of the country’s top lawyers in both maritime law and in government affairs by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Legal 500. In addition, in its 30th year anniversary edition, Legal Times newspaper recognized him as “one of the greatest Washington lawyers of the past 30 years,” a “legal visionary,” who helped turn Washington, D.C.’s legal and lobbying community into an international powerhouse. From 2005–2018 he has been named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hillnewspaper based on surveys of members of Congress and staff. In 2019 Chambers USA ranked him in the top band of three lawyers nationally in Government Relations and in the top band of five lawyers in Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, he was counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce and chief counsel to its Merchant Marine and Foreign Commerce Subcommittees where he had lead staff responsibility for the enactment of thirty-two public laws. Included was major legislation relating to vessel construction and operation, oil spill prevention, vessel traffic systems, recreational boat safety, Coast Guard, and Maritime Administration programs.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Emanuel L. Rouvelas