Starshine S. Chun*

Government Relations Coordinator
Star supports Government Relations clients’ agendas by monitoring policy developments and coordinating Congressional outreach efforts.
Starshine Chun, Advisor

From her previous roles supporting a U.S. Senator and State Representatives, Star has extensive experience conducting legislative research, preparing action memos, and coordinating bill and resolution efforts.

Star previously served as Executive Assistant to U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), gaining invaluable experience with health, infrastructure, climate, and other domestic policy areas. She briefed the Senator daily and planned and coordinated stakeholder meetings. She also interacted regularly on the Senator’s behalf with other Congressional staff and White House staff.

Star also previously worked as a Legislative Aide in Hawaii State Representative Justin Woodson’s Office and as a Legislative Intern in Hawaii State Representative Scott Nishimoto’s Office. In addition, she was a litigation assistant and paralegal at a law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii.

*Star is not a member of the legal practice.

Client Work

Star’s recent successful client matters include:

  • Assisted with lobbying activities, including orchestrating an annual fly-in, for a trade group with more than 60 North American member companies. Star’s efforts included coordinating with more than 50 Hill offices to schedule meetings for our client with Members of Congress and their staff to discuss the restoration of annual expensing for research and development.
  • Assisted a medical device distributor in overcoming a CMS decision that would affect Medicare beneficiaries with chronic wounds. Following a coordinated effort with Members of Congress whose states were impacted and outreach to more than 90 Congressional offices, CMS posted that the three Medicare Administrative Contractors had rescinded the Local Coverage Determinations that threatened our client and the patients across 14 states and DC who depend on our client’s products.
  • Coordinated the first Congressional lobby day and a second lobby day within the same year for a DC K-12 education nonprofit. The lobby days created invaluable opportunities for the nonprofit to update Members of Congress and Congressional staff on its progress supporting school-based mental health (SBMH) programs and Out of School Time (OST) programs for students.
  • On behalf of an association representing all modes of public transportation in North America, conducted outreach to House offices to oppose an amendment that would have stripped funding for critical earmarked transit projects.

Life Beyond the Law

Star is an evening student at the American University Washington College of Law, where she represents the 1L students in the evening section as Senator. Advocating for those who work full-time and attend school in the evening, Star’s goal is to make sure that evening students are represented in the same way as full-time students. In her free time, Star enjoys solving puzzles and discovering new Korean restaurants in DC.