Pablo Named Partner at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP
Apr 10, 2007
One of Honolulu’s largest and oldest law firms, Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP today announced that veteran government relations specialist Christopher Pablo has been named a partner. Pablo will work in the firm’s Government Relations practice area, effective June 25th.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome to our firm someone of Chris’ tremendous stature and outstanding community reputation,” said Goodsill managing partner Gary Slovin, who also leads the firm’s Government Relations Group. “Chris possesses a keen understanding of how business and government leaders can most effectively work together to develop sound public policy. We know our clients will benefit immensely from Chris’ vast knowledge and expertise,” Slovin added.
Pablo comes to Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel with an extensive legal and government affairs background.
For the past fifteen years, Pablo was Director of Government & Community Affairs for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., where he was responsible for the development of health policy. He directed the Region’s government relations activities with the State legislative and executive branches, as well as Hawaii’s congressional delegation, and he was responsible for the Region’s community benefit and community relations functions. Through the years, Pablo has been able to secure a number of health policy initiatives and legislation.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Pablo served as Director of Government Relations for Hawaii Medical Services Association. Earlier, Pablo was a Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, where he served as Senator Inouye’s representative to the business, labor, government and community constituency groups. Prior to his work with Senator Inouye, Pablo was in private law practice with Hawaii’s former Governor John Waihee.
Pablo is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Pacific. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Hawaii Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition and is the immediate past Chair of the Health Issues Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. He is also active in a variety of community and business organizations.
“I am elated to be joining the prestigious, dynamic firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel,” Pablo said. “It is my privilege to work with such a highly diverse, broad range of top attorneys from all sectors in a firm with such a rich history and a bright future,” Pablo added.