Jewelers of America leads the jewelry industry in the area of government affairs. We diligently monitor Congress, through our legislative counsel, Haake & Associates, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Legislative advocacy

The Haake & Associates team of Timothy Haake, founder and principal, and Chris Fetzer, senior associate, directly communicates with members of Congress on behalf of Jewelers of America and our members. Through our lobbying efforts, we have achieved great success in Congress in support of members’ interest.

Our comprehensive legislative advocacy efforts include:

Regulatory Advocacy
Jewelers of America works on behalf of members and the industry at large to influence important regulatory matters and the executive branch of government. Through our outside legal counsel, Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP, as well as Haake & Associates, we’ve represented the interests of the retail jewelry marketplace on far-reaching issues, including:

  • Anti-money laundering, working with the U.S. Treasury Department
  • International trade issues, working with the U.S. Trade Representative Office (USTR)

Legislative Counsel

Haake & Associates

Timothy M. Haake
Founder and Principal

Chris Fetzer
Senior Associate