Mervyn serves as Senior Advisor of MLJ Strategies in partnership with Ankura Consulting, where he lobbies Congress on labor, tech, agriculture, healthcare, financial services, sustainability, armed services, and tax. Mervyn helps clients successfully navigate the legislative and regulatory landscape across the federal and state government and strives to build strategic relationships with stakeholders and clients so that they may secure critical investments.
Previously, Mervyn was the Director of Government Affairs, where he helped The Independence Fund successfully navigate the Veterans legislative landscape. Mervyn built strategic relationships with stakeholders for the Independence fund to secure Veterans’ rights and freedoms and help educate decision-makers on the inherent needs of Veterans and their caregivers.
Before leaving the Hill, Mervyn served as Special Assistant to Congressmen Tim Ryan and former Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Congressman Joseph Crowley. He was responsible for monitoring federal policy, interacting with state and local government stakeholders, and briefing lawmakers and their staff on Congressional and Administration initiatives and priorities.
Merv also served as the liaison to the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Alaskan Pacific Asian Caucus, and strong connections to the Congressional Black Caucus. He also serves as an Advisory Board member to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.