Mr. Bertalotto is a government relations specialist in the firm’s Native American Law and Government Relations Practices. He has experience in policy, communications and advocacy in public, private and nonprofit institutions. Mr. Bertalotto is an enrolled member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana.
Before joining the firm in 2020, Mr. Bertalotto served as a government relations analyst at a Washington, DC, law firm. In past roles, he has served as lead communications and media consultant for various clients and employers. Most recently, he served as the communications coordinator for the Center for Native American Youth, where he led all internal and external communications and brand development for multiple nationally-recognized youth programs.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Bertalotto served as a staff assistant to Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico. He helped develop and evaluate policies on a variety of issues, including health, education, environment, federal recognition, violence against women and language revitalization. Prior to serving as a staff assistant, Mr Bertalotto served as an intern with Senator Udall’s Committee on Indian Affairs staff after being selected as a 2018 Udall Foundation Congressional Fellow.
Mr. Bertalotto has held various internships at political organizations where he focused on advancing Native American issues, including the Democratic National Committee, the National Congress of American Indians, and the United South and Eastern Tribes. Mr. Bertalotto was also a founding member of Johns Hopkins University’s first Native-student group, Indigenous Students at Hopkins.