Richard Van Wagner is the Government Affairs Advisor to the Quality Institute. He is the principal member of Van Wagner Government Affairs, LLC and a member of the law firm, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin and Melott located in Princeton, New Jersey. He focuses his practice in the areas of legislative affairs, administrative litigation and regulatory counseling and has a unique understanding of the law with an appreciation of the legislative and regulatory processes. As a registered Government Affairs Agent, Richard lobbies on behalf of insurers, financial institutions, transportation-related entities, racetracks and casinos, higher education institutions and post-secondary educational institutions. Richard also has extensive experience in corporate and regulatory affairs and has practiced extensively before the Departments of Banking and Insurance, Health and Senior Services, Human Services, Transportation, Labor, Community Affairs, the Casino Control Commission, the New Jersey Racing Commission, the Divisions of Taxation, Purchase and Property, the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and Consumer Affairs.