Stephen Martinko is a government affairs counselor in the firm’s Public Policy and Law practice and co-chairs the transportation and infrastructure policy practice. Mr. Martinko has extensive experience working with clients with interests in nearly all modes of
transportation as well as infrastructure related innovative financing and public private partnerships. Mr. Martinko is also deeply involved in emerging trends in transportation and on the intersection of transportation and technology. He is particularly active in the group’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and CarTech work, advising multiple clients on those matters.
Mr. Martinko’s diverse public policy and management experience includes service as executive director of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission; deputy staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I Committee); chief of staff to Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the T&I Committee; professional staff member for
the T&I Committee Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; and director of floor debate for former House Republican Conference Chair Deborah Pryce (R-OH). During his distinguished career as a Congressional staff member, Stephen played an integral role in enacting major initiatives into law in nearly every mode of transportation. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Martinko was the lead staff negotiator for the Water Resources Reformand Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 and served as a member of the senior strategy and negotiating team for comprehensive surface transportation authorization legislation. He also oversaw reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as enactment of pipeline safety, Amtrak reauthorization, and rail safety bills. Mr. Martinko has been listed as one of “five key players to watch” in
transportation by Politico and as one of “Washington’s next-generation power players” by National Journal.