Director – Caribbean and Latin America
Gregory Tosi is a campaign tested, Washington, DC attorney. Prior to joining IOC, Greg served as General and Legislative Counsel for Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Legislative Director for Puerto Rico’s Resident Commission, Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-PR). In advancing the legislative agendas of these lawmakers, Greg wrote new, original initiatives for reforming the U.S. Export-Import Bank, taxation, Iran sanctions, appropriations, combating human trafficking, interrupting ISIS financing, in addition to guiding U.S. District Court and Assistant U.S. Attorney nominees through committee their testimony, votes, and confirmations. In support of these efforts Greg organized supporting stakeholder coalitions and overcame the objections of Washington’s most powerful lobbying interests.
Greg transformed the Washington image of a 70 year old, 30,000 member engineering-technical society into a well-known, Capitol Hill force and a leading advocate for improving public and private infrastructure and delivered the association’s first legislative successes with first of its kind transportation legislation, which saved millions of taxpayer dollars. Further, Greg spearheaded the creation of a political action committee and provided legal advice regarding the PAC’s formation, fundraising, and strategy.
While working at the National Republican Campaign Committee, Greg advised 435 U.S. House of Representatives campaigns on laws pertaining to elections, voting rights, recounts, campaign advertising, campaign finance, and fund raising.
Prior to his coming to Washington, for fourteen years Greg operated a multi-office law practice, litigating securities, commercial investment, environmental, zoning, land use, and taxation issues. Additionally, Greg negotiated and drafted commercial contracts pertaining to business transactions, film financing, distribution, product merchandising, literary options, and employment.
Greg is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, receiving both a J.D. (1989) and LL.M., in taxation (1990). Additionally, Greg has a M.A. from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX 1986) and a B.A. from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI 1979).