- Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
- Government Contracts
- 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 School||Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1984|
|Admitted||1985, 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,
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 and government 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 60 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
·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
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
In The News
6.23.14 Husch Blackwell Bolsters Public Policy Group with Two D.C. Additions
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Debate Concerning Renewal of African Growth and Opportunity Act Has Begun
Singleton B. McAllister,Evelyn M. Suarez, December 18, 2013
Signed into law by President Clinton on May 18, 2000 and subsequently expanded, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a unilateral system of trade preferences that allows thousands of types of goods produced in Sub-Saharan Africa to be imported duty-free to the United States.
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