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ADVOCACY

As lobbyists, we serve not just as your guide to Washington but your strategic partner. Whether you want to support or oppose legislation, modify regulations, or retain the status quo, we can help you navigate the volatile D.C. landscape and lead you to the successful achievement of your goals. In the event your organization faces investigation by or heightened scrutiny from Congress or a segment of the executive branch, we can defend you and help you navigate the process.

A key part of our advocacy is our ability to track federal and state policies and administrative actions and provide you with up-to-the-minute details. Supported by our sophisticated research system, we track competitive funding opportunities across all branches of the government and assist in the promotion of federal grant, loan, and loan guarantee applications. We can also coordinate Congressional lobbying days and industry events, seminars, and briefings that position your organization in front of your target audience.

Our firm is bipartisan, and our practice is bicameral. We are equipped to advise you on a broad range of policy issues, especially in the areas of education, intellectual property, privacy, financial services, public transit, transportation, and e-commerce. We can connect your organization with key policymakers so you can develop meaningful relationships within government as well as with specific industries and business sectors.

Publications

Trending Wonkology: What is 'Special Counsel'?

Gift-giving policies: Seven ethics checks in light of OGE’s Updated Standards

Connecting more: Two ways the revised OGE gift standards ease communication with government employees

Summary and implications of proposed 'Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017'

Senate committee examines unmanned aircraft system safety, privacy concerns

TPP accord faces uncertain future in Congress

Counterfeits can kill U.S. troops. So why isn't Congress and DoD doing more to stop it?

Blog Posts

Make college great again: Higher education in the Trump era

ED issues proposed rules for higher ed distance learning programs

Political campaigns face copyright and robocall liabilities

The midterm elections and higher ed: What you need to know

TCLE

Election Prognostication: A Webinar on the State of the 2016 Presidential Election

News

Congratulations to our 2017 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

Thompson Coburn's lobbying group honored as among the top in the nation

Download Thompson Coburn's 2016 Congressional Calendar

Thompson Coburn's elections webinar: Will Trumped-up primaries lead to madness at the presidential conventions?

Aaron Lacey, Chris Murray author paper on regulatory hurdles for competency-based education

U.S. Olympic Committee appoints Ken Salomon to ethics committee

Chris Murray named to National Law Journal’s '40 under 40'

Jim Burger leads panels at 2014 ‘Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age’

Higher education attorney Aaron D. Lacey joins Thompson Coburn

Jim Burger a featured speaker, moderator at ‘Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age’

Thompson Coburn launches new bipartisan Lobbying & Policy group in Washington, D.C.

Senator Kit Bond receives honor from Cardinal Glennon for children’s advocacy

Affordable housing group honors Senator Kit Bond with lifetime achievement award

Senator Kit Bond and Warren Dean publish op-ed in The Washington Times

Former Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond Joins Thompson Coburn as Partner

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6546

Senator Bond draws on his distinguished record of public service to represent clients on matters related to international trade, economic development, biotechnology, agri...

Senator Bond draws on his distinguished record of public service to represe...

Kit Bond
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6909

For more than 30 years, Jim has provided intellectual property counseling, communications, and government relations support to the information technology industry.

For more than 30 years, Jim has provided intellectual property counseling, ...

Jim Burger
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2232

John provides practical, strategic advice to clients on governmental and business matters.

John provides practical, strategic advice to clients on governmental and bu...

John Cullerton
Legislative Assistant
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6948

Ben serves as legislative assistant to Thompson Coburn's Lobbying & Policy Group.

Ben serves as legislative assistant to Thompson Coburn's Lobbying & Pol...

Ben Grove
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6916

Chris came to Washington to attend college and has been at the intersection of politics and education ever since.

Chris came to Washington to attend college and has been at the intersection...

Chris Murray
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6904

Ken has spent his entire legal career in the public and private sectors in Washington, DC and has a thorough understanding and appreciation of how lobbying can advance cl...

Ken has spent his entire legal career in the public and private sectors in ...

Ken Salomon
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6924

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of issues from funding to project development to procurement.

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of...

Jane Sutter Starke