Attorney and lobbyist Larry Hudson founded Hilltop Government Affairs, LLC (HGA), a Colorado-based lobbying firm, in February 2010. HGA’s vision is to provide effective and results-driven lobbying, governmental affairs and legislative counsel to companies and non-profit organizations before the Colorado General Assembly and Executive Branch. Additionally, HGA establishes relationships between its clients and elected officials to educate and advocate for its clients’ positions on core issues impacting their operations in Colorado.
Larry is known and respected by legislators for his ability to work successfully with both political parties to reach common ground, while not jeopardizing his clients’ interests. Larry’s primary policy areas include government contracts and procurement, legislative appropriations, labor and employment, real estate, transportation, health care, media, and information technology.
Larry has extensive experience serving as a legislative and agency liaison for state, local and national clients. Prior to founding HGA, Larry managed the Governmental Affairs practice of the Denver Office of Greenberg Traurig LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. He also served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Colorado Governor Bill Owens, where he advised the Governor on criminal justice and transportation issues, including a transportation ballot measure supported by an overwhelming number of Colorado voters and firearm safety and school violence legislation in the wake of the Columbine High School tragedy.
Larry holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Carolina University. He was appointed by Governor Bill Owens and reappointed by Governor Bill Ritter to the Colorado Juvenile Justice Prevention and Delinquency Council. He also served on the Colorado Council of the Arts being appointed by Governor Bill Owens in 2004. In 2009, Larry was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in lobbying and governmental affairs among his peers and clients in the Colorado legal community. He is currently the President and Founding Member of the Colorado Association of Professional Lobbyists.