by HighGround | June 24, 2019

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Cunningham Diving Deeper into Water Policy
Stepping Down as HighGround’s General Counsel

PHOENIX (June 24, 2019) – Veteran attorney and public affairs professional, Patrick Cunningham, will be retiring from his General Counsel position at HighGround Public Affairs Consultants to focus exclusively on water and environmental policy issues.

With the passage of the Drought Contingency Plan earlier this year, much work remains to be done in Arizona’s water policy arena to help shape our state’s future. Patrick will continue to work with select HighGround clients on an array of water and environmental issues.  

Cunningham has served as General Counsel for HighGround since 2012. The firm will be announcing a new General Counsel in the very near term. 

“Pat’s deep reservoir of knowledge and experience on a wide breadth of issues will continue to be an invaluable asset to our clients,” said Chuck Coughlin, HighGround’s CEO & President. “Our culture at HighGround has been made invaluably better with our colleague's quick wit, humor and superior professional demeanor – he makes everything better,” concluded Coughlin.  

During his 40-year career, Cunningham has advised clients on a range of issues, including election law, public ethics and environmental compliance. A proud native Arizonan, Cunningham has admirably served his state and country as an assistant U.S. Attorney, Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Section Chief Counsel at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and a Captain in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. 

About HighGround Public Affairs Consultants: HighGround is entering its 23rd year of providing clients with superior advocacy through lobbying, campaign management, public affairs, public relations, polling, grassroots development, and strategic planning.  HighGround’s principals have been direct participants and tactical legislative strategists in most major political and policy decisions in Arizona during the past three decades. Mr. Cunningham and HighGround do not provide legal services to HighGround clients. 



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