Singleton B. McAllister

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone(202) 659-6729

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Government Contracts
  • Transportation
  • International
  • Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs
University University of Maryland, B.A., 1975; Afro-American Studies Department Achievement Award, 1975; Maryland Senatorial Scholarship, 1971-1975
Law SchoolHoward University School of Law, J.D., 1984
Admitted1985, Pennsylvania; 1986, District of Columbia; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association
•Council on Foreign Relations
•District of Columbia Bar Association
•National Bar Association
•National Women's Business Center, Former Chair
•Women in Government Relations, Inc., Past President
•National Academy of Public Administration's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Human Capital Plan Project, 2002
•National Academy of Public Administration, fellow, 2000
•Democratic National Committee Women Leadership Forum, 1995
•Greater Washington Board of Trade, Federal Affairs Committee Member, 1991-1994
•Congressional Black Caucus Advisory Board, 1991


Singleton has been a leader in government relations and public policy law for over 20 years, having held several senior positions at the national level. Notably, she was senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget under former Congressman William H. Gray.

Singleton represents companies and trade associations throughout a wide range of industries ingovernment relations matters related to international trade, transportation, energy and healthcare.

During her time on Capitol Hill, Singleton developed an extensive background in international development. She helped draft legislation which created the African Development Foundation (USADF); a government agency which supports African-led development and community growth through the provision of seed capital and technical support. She went on to serve as an advisory board member of USADF for 10 years. In 1996, then President, Bill Clinton, appointed Singleton as General Counsel of the United States Agency for International Development. During her five year tenure, she was the chief legal advisor to 72 U.S. missions around the world.

Singleton has been on the Board of Directors of public utility holding company, Alliant Energy since 2001. She has served on the Board of United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, since 2004.

Awards and Recognitions
•Washington Power Players, 2013
On Being a Black Lawyer magazine, Top Black Lawyers with Influence, 2012; Top Lobbyists and Influencers, 2014
•Elizabeth City State University, Honorary Doctor of Human Letters, 1998
•Distinguished Women in International Law, International Law Section of the Federal Bar Association in the International Law Forum, District of Columbia, 1997
•United States Agency for International Development, Presidential Appointment as General Counsel, 1996-2001
•Women in Government Relations, Most Distinguished Member Award, 1996
Who's Who in American Politics, 1983-1984; Who's Who in American Law, 1991; International Who's Who of Professionals, 1994
•2,000 Notable Women Award, 1991
•Lyndon B. Johnson Congressional Internship, 1975

Civic Involvement
•University of Maryland, Board of Visitors, Board Member, 2008-present
•Port Discovery Children's Museum, Board Member, 2008-2014
•Constituency for Africa, Board of Directors, 2006
•Global Rights, Board of Directors, 2001-2014

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9.28.14 On Being A Black Lawyer's The Caucus Issue: Husch Blackwell's Singleton McAllister Selected Among Nation's Top Lobbyists & Influencers
News Coverage
6.23.14 Husch Blackwell Bolsters Public Policy Group with Two D.C. Additions
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release

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Office Information

Singleton B. McAllister

750 17th Street, NW, Suite 900
WashingtonDC 20006


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