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Tyler Hagenbuch

Partner Practice Areas: Political Law Phone: 1-202-968-4540 Email:

Tyler Hagenbuch is a partner in Elias Law Group’s Political Law practice. He advises businesses, executives, political candidates, and nonprofit organizations engaged in campaigns related to democracy, voting rights, and other social impact issues.  

Tyler helps clients understand law and policy by explaining how the issues actually impact their employees, customers, and other stakeholders. He then develops legal or civic engagement strategies tailored to the specific client. Tyler’s favorite days are when a client requests a strategy that fits in with their existing mission but is also meaningful enough to effect real societal change, and he loves helping clients engage in voter registration, get-out-the-vote, and other pro-democracy initiatives. 

He is a veteran of President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns and a member of the legal teams that advised Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and President Joe Biden’s campaign in 2020. Using his knowledge and experience from presidential campaigns, Tyler helps clients develop programming and messaging that makes it easier for people to vote, learn about candidates, contribute to candidates, or even find rides to the polls. 

Tyler is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law and DePaul University. Prior to law school, he had a four-year career in the music industry. Tyler’s work now lies at the intersection of law, politics, and business, and he firmly believes there’s a meaningful civic engagement strategy to fit every organization and every budget.