Legislative Liaison Staff

HR_Logo_highresHall Render serves as NOSORH’s contracted Legislative Liaison to provide guidance and support to the NOSORH Policy Committee and to support the work of SORHs who are engaged in supporting the mission of NOSORH.



John Williams was Press Secretary for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight in the mid to late 1990s and a member of the Senior Communications Staff Committee during the 1998 impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton in the House of Representatives. Mr. Williams also served as the Chairman’s advisor on domestic policy matters, ranging from annual appropriations and budget issues to health care, social security reform and transportation funding. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Williams has served the community in various civil and governmental positions. In 2004, he was the director of transition at the Indiana State Department of Health for Governor-Elect Mitch Daniels and in 2007 served on the transition team of Mayor-Elect Greg Ballard. From 2013 to 2014, he was a member of the Marion County Convention and Recreational Facilities Authority board of directors and now serves as Chairman of the Indianapolis Public Improvement Bond Bank.

Phone: (202) 370-9585
Fax: (202) 638-0604
Email: jwilliams@hallrender.com



Coats_AAndrew Coats serves as Of Counsel in Hall Render’s Federal Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy practice area and is based out of Washington, D.C. He brings a decade of legislative and legal experience having worked in the Bush Administration and on Capitol Hill. From 2003-2006, Andrew served as a Legislative Assistant for Rep. Mark Souder from Indiana where he was the Congressman’s point of contact on the House Education and Workforce Committee and Select Committee on Homeland Security. Andrew wrote and advocated for numerous bills and amendments dealing with authorization requests and appropriations, higher education and homeland security issues. In 2005, he helped draft the D.C. Personal Protection Act, which the House passed in the 108th Congress and was later considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Andrew served as a Congressional Liaison for Bush Administration Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.

Phone: (202) 442-3780
Fax: (202) 638-0604
Email: acoats@hallrender.com