Who we are
Copper Hill Strategies knows that each client is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to successful government relations and public policy advocacy. We take the time to learn the specific needs of each client and design a strategy best-suited to meet those needs. Copper Hill provides personalized attention with expert results.
Copper Hill utilizes its extensive experience to provide federal and state government relations, consulting, and lobbying services. We are a voice for our clients, professionally and effectively advocating their public policy objectives.
The key to effective advocacy is strategic planning. Copper Hill assists our clients by mapping out a plan designed to successfully shape the public policy debate and produce results.
With years of experience drafting some of the most complex bills in Congress, Copper Hill has the expertise to assist clients with developing federal and state legislative and regulatory proposals that achieve the optimum outcome.
Caroline Lynch is the founder and owner of Copper Hill Strategies, LLC. She has fifteen years of Capitol Hill experience, including a decade with the House Judiciary Committee where she served for eight years as the Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. As Chief Counsel, Caroline was at the forefront of developing some of the most high-profile privacy, cybersecurity, national security, and criminal laws of the 21st Century. She authored dozens of pieces of legislation and developed strategies to successfully shepherd those bills through Congress. She utilizes her expertise in public policy and the legislative process to provide client-focused government relations, strategic planning, and legislative development services.
Prior to joining the Judiciary Committee, Caroline served as Chief Counsel of the House Republican Policy Committee, Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and Clerk for the Arizona Court of Appeals. She previously served in the personal office of former Congressman John Shadegg from 1996 to 2000.
Caroline is a member of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Board, the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, the Arizona Technology Council, the ASU Center for Law, Science & Innovation Community Board, and the ASU Law Blockchain Group. She has guest-lectured at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, the Texas A & M University School of Law, and the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Caroline is a 2003 graduate of the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
copper hill moderates panel on fintech and cryptocurrencies, december 12, 2018
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, moderated a panel discussion on Fintech and Cryptocurrencies at the Arizona Technology Council’s Third Annual Cybersecurity Lunch Forum at ASU Skysong.
copper hill participates in cle panel at American Public power association legal seminar, october 7, 2018
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, provided an overview of the state and federal legal and regulatory framework governing blockchain and cryptocurrency technology at the APPA 2018 Legal and Regulatory Conference in Charleston, SC.
Copper Hill Guest Lectures at SANDRA DAY O'Connor College of Law, September 4, 2018
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, discussed with students at the ASU College of Law the federal and state regulatory hurdles facing tokenized blockchain innovators in the U.S.
Copper Hill applauds enactment of regulatory sandbox bill by arizona Governor Doug Ducey, March 22, 2018
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, joined Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and leaders in the Arizona technology community on stage at the AZ Tech Innovation Summit to watch Governor Ducey sign HB 2434 into law, creating the first regulatory sandbox in the United States to allow fintech and blockchain innovators test their products in Arizona.
Copper Hill Discusses federal sentencing at Texas A&M Law School Spring Symposium, February 9, 2018
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, participated in a panel on federal sentencing reform at the Searching for Justice: Modern Issues in Criminal Justice Reform Symposium hosted by the Texas A&M Law Review.
Copper Hill Guest Lectures at SANDRA DAY O'Connor College of Law, February 6, 2018
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, discussed with students at the ASU College of Law the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, and the recent enactment of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017.
COPPER HILL PRESENTS REGULATORY OVERVIEW AT asu lAW BLOCKCHAIN CLE SERIES, January 17, 2018
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, outlined the federal and state regulatory and legislative landscape that virtual currency and blockchain innovators are confronted with today at the first in a series of discussions hosted by the ASU Center for Law, Science, and Innovation.
copper hill named advisor to infosci, llc, october, 2017
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, named to the Board of Advisors to disruptive cybersecurity technology innovator infOsci, LLC.
copper hill participates in ABA 12th annual homeland security law institute, September 26, 2017
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, joined a panel of national security experts to discuss FISA 702: A Discussion of the Legislative Landscape at the American Bar Association's 12th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute in Washington, D.C.
copper hill named advisor to sweetbridge, inc., august 2017
Copper Hill Strategies joins blockchain innovator Sweetbridge, Inc. as a public policy and legislative advisor providing federal and state government relations and regulatory services.
copper hill talks marijuana, hemp and water delivery at 2017 nwra western water conference, August 8, 2017
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, addresses the relationship between federal and state marijuana and hemp laws and the potential legal implications for water delivery to marijuana and hemp farms at the National Water Resources Association Western Water Seminar in Santa Fe, New Mexico
copper hill participates in cle course for the arizona state bar, june 28, 2017
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, discusses the interplay between technology and federal surveillance laws as part of the High Technology and the Law 2017 Continuing Legal Education course
copper hill presents at special session on cybersecurity, may 19, 2017
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, joins the "Hackers and Lawyers" panel discussion at ASU Law's 5th Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics
COPPER HILL PRESENTS AT atic'S EIGHTH ANNUAL cYBERSECURITY meeting, May 18, 2017
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, presents at the Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council's 8th Annual Public Meeting in collaboration with the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) and Arizona Infragard on "Congress and Cybersecurity: A Forecast of Legislation Congress Will or Will Not Move"
copper hill presents at 2017 cybersecurity summit, May 4, 2017
Copper Hill Owner, Caroline Lynch, joins a panel discussion on Incident Response and Notification at the May 4th Cybersecurity Summit hosted by the Arizona Tech Council, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA)/Arizona Infragard
politics unplugged, march 19, 2017
Professor Gary Marchant, Faculty Associate K Royal, and Attorney Caroline Lynch join us to talk about privacy issues.
Capitol Hill’s Love-Hate Relationship with FISA
FISA Section 702 is up for reauthorization, and Congress is wringing its hands again. This time the monster in the closet is the incidental collection and unmasking of U.S. person communications.
The Virtue of Sunsets?
I’m not a fan of sunsets. I don’t mean the glorious sprays of color caused by the setting sun. I’m referring to expiration dates, particularly those attached to ...
ECPA Reform 2.0: Previewing the Debate in the 115th Congress
Below is a summary of a few of the high level issues that Congress may address in ECPA reform beyond establishing the warrant-only standard for criminal investigations.