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Who We Are

The Issues Management team represents a depth of experience in public affairs and government combined with the latest in technology support and communications capacity. Each client works directly with a partner, but Issues Management’s team approach to problem-solving means that our clients benefit from the experience and insight of all our staff.

Mickey FaigenMickey Faigen

Founding partner Mickey Faigen’s understanding that solutions to problems involving business, government and the public often fall outside traditional legal approaches was fundamental to his creation of Issues Management and the formation of the Issues Management team. His method of problem solving has been so successful that Issues Management is often recognized as one of the state’s top public affairs groups.

Mickey advises a diverse group of corporate and individual clients in the public affairs arena. He is acknowledged for his leadership and expertise in handling complex issue-oriented problems with particular expertise in real estate and development, health policy, energy, the environment, insurance, campaign finance and related corporate matters. His ability to successfully achieve change by creating new possibilities and managing diverse interests is unique in the industry.

Mickey’s direct government experience includes positions as counsel to a United States Senator and special assistant to the New Jersey Attorney General. His client list includes firms ranging in size from the Fortune 200 to America’s fastest growing privately held companies. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Pennsylvania, a degree in law from Rutgers University, and frequently speaks and writes on the interaction of the press, politics and policy formulation.

Mickey is active in alumni affairs at Princeton University where he received his undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Anne BurnsAnne Burns

Public relations director Anne Burns provides public relations and communication support to our corporate and non-profit clients.

Anne has served as a member of the Princeton Township Citizens Financial Advisory Committee, the Princeton Planning Board and is active in local politics. From 2000-2006 she was a member of the Princeton Regional Board of Education serving two terms as president as well as spearheading an $81 million construction referendum and a superintendent search. She is past president of the Princeton Education Foundation and served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Foundation.

Anne served as an assistant press secretary to New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne and press secretary in the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Earlier in her career, she was a public information specialist in the healthcare and utilities fields.

Anne graduated with honors from Penn State University with a degree in journalism. She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators.