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Our Team

Nick Muzin Partner

Nick Muzin has served at the highest levels of Republican politics, as Chief of Staff to two current U.S. Senators, Director of Coalitions for the House Republican Majority, and Senior Advisor to a presidential campaign. The New York Times has called him one of "Washington's most influential deal-makers" and The Jerusalem Post has called his work "jaw-dropping.

Nick’s first job in politics came while he took a semester off of law school to serve as Counsel for the Republican National Committee on the re-election of President George W. Bush. In 2008, Nick was Senior Medical Advisor to the presidential campaign of Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

In 2010, Nick managed the rise of now-Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), who was elected as the first black Republican from the South since Reconstruction. With Nick serving as Chief of Staff, Tim was elected leader of the tea party class of 87 freshmen members of Congress and was subsequently appointed to the Senate to fill the seat of Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC).

From 2013-2014, Nick served as Director of Coalitions for the House Republican Conference, under the leadership of Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). In this position, Nick coordinated strategy and outreach for all 234 Republican members of Congress.

In July 2014, Nick was named Senior Advisor & Deputy Chief of Staff to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). He also served as Senior Advisor on the Presidential campaign, which The Washington Post called “the best run campaign of 2016.”

In the summer of 2016, Nick began working with the Trump campaign on coalitions, fundraising, and political outreach in swing states, culminating in a series of events with then-candidate Donald Trump. After the election, Nick worked with the Transition Team to help recruit candidates for the new Administration.

Nick has a law degree from Yale Law School, a medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a B.A. from Yeshiva University.

JOEY ALLAHAM Partner

Joey Allaham, a founder of Stonington Global and head of the New York office, brings years of experience in the worlds of entertainment and hospitality, real estate, and finance. Born in Damascus, Syria, he immigrated to the U.S. at age 8 and became a citizen in 2000.

His experiences growing up in an autocratic regime imbued him with a determination to fight abuses of human rights and promote freedom and peace through the tools of entrepreneurship and capitalism. Joey speaks Arabic fluently and is connected to top decision-makers throughout the Middle East.

James FrinziDirector of State Affairs

James Frinzi has worked for Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK). His practice focuses on state-level work, particularly in Texas, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, where he enjoys strong relationships with Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX), Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK), and Governor Scott Walker (R-WI).

On the federal level, James has worked closely with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), and Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), on issues involving education, homeland security, energy and taxation. He has also worked with the Office of Vice President Mike Pence in the fields of education and energy.

Alex Shively Director of Legislative Initiatives

Alex Shively has served in Congress for 15 years for Members of both the House and Senate including Senators Saxby Chambliss and Elizabeth Dole, as well as Chairmen Tom Price and Chris Cox in the House.

While in Congress, he led policy and legislative efforts on a wide range of issues including telecom, energy and financial services. Alex also worked for the Republican Study Committee.

Having run a number of campaigns, he has extensive expertise in grassroots organization, community outreach and strategic communications, and has demonstrated success at the local, state and federal level. Alex continues to be on the cutting-edge of public policy, working with candidates and coalitions to more effectively communicate positions and to better organize local activists to participate in the legislative and electoral process. His background in management, including the development, communication and execution of winning policy and legislative strategies is instrumental in meeting clients’ short- and long-term goals.

In addition to political and campaign experience, he has also led the government affairs department of a national trade organization, where he spear-headed strategic policy efforts on a wide range of legislative interests on the Hill, in state legislatures and abroad. His work includes successfully navigating the needs of the organization’s diverse membership in order to reach consensus across complex and varied interests. He has a strong understanding of the legislative and regulatory process and continues to maintain strong relationships on both sides of the aisle, as well as on Pennsylvania Avenue.

In his personal time, Alex and his wife, Bethany, share a passion for foster care and adoption, advocating for greater community participation, stronger tax incentives, and a more streamlined process toward family permanency.