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Washington, D.C.

1909 K Street, N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20006
202 585 6900 main
202 585 6969 fax

Success. It means different things to different people. Thompson Coburn attorneys are committed to understanding what it means to you and helping you achieve it.

Whether you are general counsel to a Fortune 500 company, an entrepreneur, the head of a family-owned business, a government agency, multinational corporation or government contractor, we are committed to working with you to solve the problems keeping you up at night – formulating strategies to grow your business, prevail in agency action or court proceedings, or comply with increasingly complex regulations.

And, if you are an attorney considering a move, learn why so many attorneys have found Thompson Coburn to be an excellent platform through which to take their successful practices to the next level. Thompson Coburn is different. The exceptional support, entrepreneurial spirit, collegial atmosphere and midwestern values permeate our culture and are just some of the factors contributing to the success of the firm and our attorneys.

Thompson Coburn’s D.C. attorneys serve the needs of financial institutions, hospital systems, developers, government contractors, utilities, trade associations, entrepreneurs, manufacturers and distributors located throughout the country and around the world. Our premier transportation practice regularly advises transit agencies, shipowners and operators, ports, aircraft owners and air transportation associations.

We counsel companies operating in regulated industries and those affected by new legislation, providing daily advice on interactions with federal agencies and the U.S. Congress. Our finance attorneys handle all aspects of a variety of financing arrangements, including structured finance and domestic and international equipment finance. We also advise on the protection of intellectual property. Experienced counsel in the D.C. office work closely with colleagues throughout the firm, providing clients with access to the depth and breadth of resources necessary to handle a wide variety of legal obstacles to success.

Contracting with the Federal Government? We know the paths to success and can help you avoid the pitfalls. (Resources: The 10 Myths of Government Contracting and The 10 Commandments of Government Contracting)

Expanding the footprint of your office complex, manufacturing facility or international trade supply chain? Our talented attorneys will team with you and your staff to complete the project on time so that you are well-poised for growth. (Resources: Trade Compliance Handbook and Checklists of Foreign Countries Subject to Sanctions)

Need assistance in responding to or defending your company from agency action? Our lawyers have decades of experience representing clients in a wide variety of complex enforcement actions, rulemakings and other critical regulatory issues arising before federal agencies and courts, the U.S. Congress and international bodies.

Looking for new business partners or opportunities to license your technology for broader distribution and potential royalties? Our seasoned lawyers will help you develop potential prime-sub contracting relationships and other collaborative options, as well as implement joint ventures and software licensing agreements to help you reach your goals.

Facing potential litigation or challenging agency decisions? We assist you in seeking judicial review of agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act and with all phases of litigation. We are keenly aware that litigation strategy must always align with company goals. Our experienced attorneys handle litigation before federal agencies and at all levels in most state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Our appellate attorneys have appeared multiple times before the Supreme Court and argued two landmark constitutional cases arising out of transportation controversies.

Interested in testifying or scheduling meetings on Capitol Hill? Our attorneys and lobbyists influence agency and legislative action. We advocate on our clients’ behalf before members of Congress, congressional committee staff, Executive Branch appointees and independent agency officials. Our team develops legislative strategies and crafts industry position papers on complex legal and public policy matters. We have substantial experience in preparing witnesses to testify before Congress and the Executive Branch.

Looking for financing or investors? Our corporate finance attorneys have helped numerous businesses obtain less costly financing and have helped start-ups raise capital and structure their businesses for success.

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Publications

U.S. Releases guidance addressing sanctions evasion practices in maritime, energy and metal trading sectors

Your guide to the SBA’s certification requirement for women-owned small business concerns

What importers need to know about postponed duty payments during COVID-19

Three tips for Government contractors seeking CARES Act Section 3610 assistance for paying employees or subcontractors

Importing face masks and personal protective equipment during COVID-19

Seven tips for companies or organizations seeking or receiving federal funds to fight COVID-19

FAA announces remote identification proposed rule for drones

Three key elements of good corporate governance

Air, rail and marine finance: New or not-so-new things to know

A government contractors’ checklist for building a FAR combating-trafficking compliance plan

Blog Posts

Minding FERPA during COVID-19

CARES Act funds: Significant new USED guidance includes surprises

ED issues instructions to Higher Ed to obtain CARES Act funds

The CARES Act: More options for higher education

The CARES Act: Summary of provisions impacting higher education institutions and borrowers

10 cybersecurity tips for a safe holiday season

HHS proposes significant changes to Stark, Anti-Kickback and CMP regulations

Cannabis banking bill heads to U.S. House for a vote

ABA urges Congress to reform federal cannabis policy

Ransomware attacks: What higher education institutions need to know

OCR reminds business associates of direct liability for noncompliance with HIPAA Rules

STATES Act reintroduced in Congress to harmonize federal, state cannabis law

Congress moves to address cannabis banking reform

HIPAA breach notification deadline is March 1

HHS issues voluntary health care cybersecurity guidelines

OCR seeks public input on potential modifications to the HIPAA Rules

Midterm 2018 postgame: What the outcome means for higher ed

TCLE

A Tough Act to Follow: How to Comply with the Complex Trade Agreements Act

Government Contracts Update – Stay Informed

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

News

Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2020 Chambers USA

Thompson Coburn’s 2020 Congressional Calendar now available

Eileen Brown named managing partner of Thompson Coburn’s D.C. office

Thompson Coburn recognized as Legal Innovator by Missouri Lawyers Media

President Trump signs bill approving commemorative coin to benefit client FIRST

Congratulations to our 14 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ for 2020

Thompson Coburn’s UAS practice launches Three Lawyers and a Drone podcast

Margie Krumholz named 2019 recipient of Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence

Thompson Coburn further expands Energy practice with addition of Erica Rancilio

Thompson Coburn adds energy and natural resources policy advisors to growing Lobbying & Policy team

Ben Grove elected President of Q Street

Three-part webinar series will help Government contractors face inherent challenges

Thompson Coburn earns 11 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Tony Anderson among LGBTQ execs honored by the Washington Business Journal

Running to raise funds for the American Heart Association

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2018

Emily Wang Murphy named as co-chair of 28th Annual Lawyers Have Heart

Tim Noelker named General Counsel at the Corporation for National & Community Service

Help our D.C. office help those at risk of hunger

Thompson Coburn welcomes four attorneys to its utilities practice

Emily Wang Murphy appointed to Lawyers Have Heart board

Margie Krumholz elected to ELFA board

Thompson Coburn Management Committee welcomes Tony Anderson

Tony Anderson elected to Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees

23 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2016 Chambers USA

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

Sean McGowan, Tyler Black publish series on drone technology for global security publication

Updated trade compliance materials now available

Arcus Awards honor Thompson Coburn as a finalist for ‘Ameren Corporate Citizenship Award’

Warren Dean writes op-ed on Open Skies, Mid-East airline subsidies for The Hill

Tim Sullivan, Jayna Rust to lead ‘Lunch and Learn’ for federal contractors at Eastern Foundry

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2016

Closing the food gap in D.C. and L.A.

Claire Schenk to moderate Missouri Bar Health and Hospital Administration panel presentation

Thompson Coburn returns to the U.S. Supreme Court on state sovereign immunity

Congratulations to our 8 ‘Lawyers of the Year’

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

Tim Sullivan completes government contracting blog series on Federal News Radio

Congratulations to the new Thompson Coburn partners for 2015

Margie Krumholz co-authors chapter on leasing commercial vessels

Tim Sullivan’s government contracting ‘myths’ featured on Federal News Radio

Thompson Coburn welcomes new associates

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

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

Tim Sullivan wraps up blog series: ‘10 Myths of Government Contracting’

Jim Slear leads webinar on ‘Navigating the Russian and Ukrainian Sanctions Maze’

Federal Maritime Commission decides administrative action over ‘split routing’

U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sides with position of Thompson Coburn airline client

Jim Burger writes about counterfeits for Defense One

Thompson Coburn files U.S. Supreme Court brief for international airline group

Margie Krumholz named the new chair of Marine Financing Committee

Lobbying & Policy group revs up with first three clients

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

Government contracts partners to speak at National Law Journal Regulatory Summit

Jim Slear featured in BBC reports on New York financial services regulator

Jonathan Benner, former Federal Bar ‘Transportation Lawyer of the Year,’ joins Thompson Coburn’s D.C. office

Harvey Levin and Tim Sullivan listed as SmartCEO’s ‘Legal Elite’

Jeff Newman joins Thompson Coburn LLP as partner

Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6901

Nicole advises electric utilities and cooperatives, natural gas companies and local distribution companies on a wide range of FERC regulatory and policy matters.

Nicole advises electric utilities and cooperatives, natural gas companies a...

Nicole Allen
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6928

Over the past 30 years, Tony has been a legal advisor to many of the nation's largest transit systems.

Over the past 30 years, Tony has been a legal advisor to many of the nation...

Tony Anderson
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6985

Jonathan's practice is focused on regulatory and litigation issues that affect domestic and international maritime and shipping matters, as well as international trade re...

Jonathan's practice is focused on regulatory and litigation issues that aff...

Jonathan Benner
Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.
314 552 6011

Henry is a partner in the Firm's Tax Practice Area.

Henry is a partner in the Firm's Tax Practice Area.

Henry Bettendorf
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6905

Bonnie advises and advocates for clients on wholesale electric market rules and transmission access and pricing issues.

Bonnie advises and advocates for clients on wholesale electric market rules...

Bonnie Blair
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6906

Eileen is a successful negotiator and strategist who focuses on her clients' goals while keeping an eye on the big picture.

Eileen is a successful negotiator and strategist who focuses on her clients...

Eileen Brown
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
Practice Area Assistant
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6900

Elinor is a Practice Area Assistant in the Firm's corporate and litigation practice groups, who also regularly assists the international trade group.

Elinor is a Practice Area Assistant in the Firm's corporate and litigation ...

Elinor Case-Pethica
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6919

Adrienne represents clients in electric and natural gas pipeline matters, and counsels on compliance and enforcement.

Adrienne represents clients in electric and natural gas pipeline matters, a...

Adrienne Clair
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6965

Geoff is a securities litigator who is known for successfully handling high-stakes internal investigations and complex commercial disputes.

Geoff is a securities litigator who is known for successfully handling high...

Geoff Coll
Associate
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6961

Christine represents clients in complex litigation and government contracts matters.

Christine represents clients in complex litigation and government contracts...

Christine Couvillon
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6908

Warren focuses on federal regulation of business, both domestic and international, and represents several of the nation's largest transportation and energy interests befo...

Warren focuses on federal regulation of business, both domestic and interna...

Warren Dean, Jr.
Associate
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6982

Mike focuses on transportation and international trade matters and provides guidance to clients in a variety of sectors.

Mike focuses on transportation and international trade matters and provides...

Mike Deutsch
Counsel
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6963

A former deputy general counsel for a private university, Scott understands the unique challenges that our higher education clients face and how to best help them achieve...

A former deputy general counsel for a private university, Scott understands...

Scott Goldschmidt
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6951

Hospitals, health systems, physicians and other health care clients look to Milada, an attorney and registered nurse, for critical assistance on a range of complex regula...

Hospitals, health systems, physicians and other health care clients look to...

Milada Goturi
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6967

Ed advocates for his clients across the country focusing on intellectual property, trade secrets, corporate technology, licensing, patent strategy, trademark prosecution,...

Ed advocates for his clients across the country focusing on intellectual pr...

Ed Gray
Legislative Director
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6948

As a relentless builder of strategic networks, Ben leverages his bipartisan connections in Washington and throughout the country to connect clients to Congress, the Admin...

As a relentless builder of strategic networks, Ben leverages his bipartisan...

Ben Grove
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6962

Jesse advises cooperatives and other clients as they navigate complex FERC proceedings and comply with FERC rules.

Jesse advises cooperatives and other clients as they navigate complex FERC ...

Jesse Halpern
Partner
Washington, D.C.
314 552 6485

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety of privately-held businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, and nonprofits.

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety ...

Benjamin Hulsey
Advisor
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6944

Jack has a wide range of public policy and strategic communications experience in regional and international law firms and public affairs firms, where he has worked with ...

Jack has a wide range of public policy and strategic communications experie...

Jack Jacobson
Associate
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6921

Catherine counsels clients on a wide variety of international trade and transportation issues.

Catherine counsels clients on a wide variety of international trade and tra...

Catherine Johnson
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6912

Matt's practice focuses on maritime and trade finance and related United States government guarantee programs.

Matt's practice focuses on maritime and trade finance and related United St...

Matthew Kaiser
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6913

Margie's practice spans more than 30 years representing borrowers, lenders, lessors, and lessees in structuring, negotiating, and closing financing transactions, includin...

Margie's practice spans more than 30 years representing borrowers, lenders,...

Margie Krumholz
Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6971

A successful negotiator and litigator, Peter is well-versed in the broad range of issues affecting the electric utility industry.

A successful negotiator and litigator, Peter is well-versed in the broad ra...

Peter Matt
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6976

Sean helps his clients navigate the complex web of federal regulations that affect their transportation and export operations.

Sean helps his clients navigate the complex web of federal regulations that...

Sean McGowan
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6940

Meg serves as an advisor and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) counsel to municipally-owned utilities around the country.

Meg serves as an advisor and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) co...

Meg McNaul
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6939

Emily works closely with company owners, executives, and boards on both their short-term and long-term business goals.

Emily works closely with company owners, executives, and boards on both the...

Emily Wang Murphy
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...

Christopher Murray
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6977

Jeff's practice focuses extensively on all aspects of government contracts, federal and state procurement, and administrative law and litigation.

Jeff's practice focuses extensively on all aspects of government contracts,...

Jeff Newman
Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6931

Kym works with companies in their dealings and contractual relationships with Federal government agencies.

Kym works with companies in their dealings and contractual relationships wi...

Kym Nucci
Counsel
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6968

Jennifer provides counsel to a broad range of clients in the health care and life sciences industries, including institutional providers, medical practices, health system...

Jennifer provides counsel to a broad range of clients in the health care an...

Jennifer Pike
International Trade Analyst
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6949

Ronen Plechnin is an International Trade Specialist who specializes in import and export trade issues, sanctions and general customs compliance.

Ronen Plechnin is an International Trade Specialist who specializes in impo...

Ronen Plechnin
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6958

Erica guides clients and litigates in regulatory matters concerning natural gas and oil pipelines and electric utilities.

Erica guides clients and litigates in regulatory matters concerning natural...

Erica Rancilio
Associate
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6929

Jayna advises companies, transportation authorities and other entities regarding their rights and obligations when doing business with the Federal Government.

Jayna advises companies, transportation authorities and other entities rega...

Jayna Marie Rust
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 6926

Robert counsels clients in all aspects of international transactions with a focus on the trade and shipment of goods.

Robert counsels clients in all aspects of international transactions with a...

Robert Shapiro
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6911

Rebecca represents municipal and cooperative electric utilities in complex electric rate proceedings before FERC.

Rebecca represents municipal and cooperative electric utilities in complex ...

Rebecca Shelton
Senior Advisor
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6934

Kyle works with clients to build relationships with legislators, regulators and policy makers on Capitol Hill to achieve legislative, regulatory, investment and project d...

Kyle works with clients to build relationships with legislators, regulators...

Kyle Simpson
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6981

Jim advises domestic and international clients on trade compliance and enforcement, including the economic and trade sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Asset...

Jim advises domestic and international clients on trade compliance and enfo...

Jim Slear
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
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6910

Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and Tax practice groups.

Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and T...

Ray Stewart
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6915

Peter is an environmental attorney who helps companies respond to major environmental incidents, navigate regulatory actions and successfully resolve civil and criminal l...

Peter is an environmental attorney who helps companies respond to major env...

Peter Strassner
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6930

Tim has devoted his 40-year practice to the representation of Government contractors in all areas of Government contract law.

Tim has devoted his 40-year practice to the representation of Government co...

Tim Sullivan
Counsel
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6917

Katie handles a wide variety of regulatory and transactional work for the nonprofit and for-profit higher education sector, including online education programs, and has e...

Katie handles a wide variety of regulatory and transactional work for the n...

Katie Wendel
Associate
Washington, D.C.
252 585 6978

Jecoliah leverages her practical background in natural resource management to assist energy clients with a variety of regulatory issues.

Jecoliah leverages her practical background in natural resource management ...

Jecoliah Williams
Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6925

Kent practices in the surface transportation area, with emphasis on major public transit and highway projects, procurement, federal regulatory requirements, and transit l...

Kent practices in the surface transportation area, with emphasis on major p...

Kent Woodman