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Eric P. Battisti

Eric P. Battisti

Senior Principal, Government Relations

Harrisburg, PA

How Eric Helps Clients

Eric P. Battisti is a state government relations professional with over 20 years of experience in legislative affairs. Eric has held various state government positions, including for Governor Edward G. Rendell, the Department of State and the Pennsylvania State Senate.

Before joining Buchanan, Eric served as Executive Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs for Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell. The Governor's Office of Legislative Affairs serves as the principal representative of the governor in all issues and activities related to the legislative process of the General Assembly. In that role, Eric formulated and implemented a legislative strategy to carry out the administration's goals, policies and programs so key members of the Legislature were informed and aware of the administration's positions on the issues. He reviewed and analyzed legislation, laws and public policy and recommended changes to promote and support interests of the governor's initiatives.

Drawing on his years of state government experience, Eric has prepared, reviewed and submitted reports concerning activities, expenses, budget, government statutes, rulings and other items affecting administration policies and initiatives and consulted with staff and others in government, business and private organizations to discuss issued, coordinated activities and resolve problems facing the passage of initiatives.

Eric brings process and policy expertise as he has negotiated contracts and agreements with federal and state agencies and other organizations and helped prepare budget for funding and implementation of programs and prepared analysis letters for the governor when legislation was finalized and made recommendations for action on the bill. Eric administered, interpreted and explained policies, rules, regulations and laws to agencies, boards, authorities and individuals under authority of the Governor's Office.

What Clients Can Expect

Clients appreciate Eric’s strong acumen, strong communication skills and proactive approach.  Eric can leverage his understanding of the intricacies of the legislative and regulatory processes with his relationships to get clients in front of the appropriate decision makers to help achieve their goals. 

Outside the Office

When not advocating for clients before policymakers, Eric enjoys time with his family participating in youth sports, hiking, biking, and exercising.