Practice & Background

Geoff Verhoff joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in 2005. Since that time, he has advised clients on a wide range of legislative and regulatory matters at the federal, state, and international levels. Mr. Verhoff specializes in developing, implementing and managing targeted strategies to further client interests. He has a proven track record of successfully managing coalitions and large projects focused on advocacy, strategic communications and grassroots development/outreach.

Mr. Verhoff continues to maintain an active role in Republican politics. He is a current regional vice chairman of the Republican National Committee’s finance leadership team and has been extensively involved in the past four presidential campaigns, as well as numerous House, Senate and third-party efforts.

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Verhoff worked for Sen. William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. His time covered the last three years of the Senator’s career in Washington, D.C. Following that, he joined the Republican National Committee’s finance team, leaving for Akin Gump after President George W. Bush’s successful re-election campaign.

At Akin Gump, Mr. Verhoff has been successful in combining both his political and policy experience in creative ways to achieve success. This approach has led to significant achievements on behalf of his clients and Congress. In 2015, Mr. Verhoff managed a coalition of key influencers to help with the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which rescinded the formula known as the “doc fix.” Lawmakers had been trying to address this unsustainable policy going back to 2003. Mr. Verhoff also led a similar effort that significantly contributed to the passage of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), legislation that many initially labeled a bailout, but that became a managed process that gave Puerto Rico the necessary tools to restructure its debt. These strategies have been successfully deployed to address both large and small policy initiatives.

Representative Matters

  • secured funding for a federal research initiative focused on saving a key domestic agricultural commodity
  • managed a coalition on patent reform
  • led efforts on tribal tax issues culminating in the successful passage of the only original tax bill passed by Congress in 2014
  • represented foreign sovereigns on international trade, tax and development matters
  • raised tens of millions of dollars for Republican candidates and causes.