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STRATEGY

What does your organization want to accomplish in Washington? We ask this question first and use the answer to guide all stages of our strategic planning for you. If you want to increase your organization’s profile in D.C., our bipartisan team can custom-tailor an approach that refines your message, targets key decision-makers, identifies potential allies, and proactively plans for opposition.

Our comprehensive government relations and public policy plans are client-specific and highly-focused. They could include the identification and management of PAC proposals, the development of a targeted public relations campaign, or recommendations about which boards, associations, or philanthropic causes can best support your goals.

We build our strategic frameworks around the values of our clients, and those values are reflected in every step of our political initiatives. We constantly evaluate our approach and, given the rapid pace of today’s regulatory and political environment, are ready to shift course at a moment’s notice.

Publications

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