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Ken Salomon


Washington, D.C.
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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 client needs and interests.

He has helped clients in a variety of sectors—including e-commerce, higher education, technology, telecommunications, health care and intellectual property—develop and implement winning lobbying strategies by crafting and implementing innovative approaches to affect the formation of public policy in the U.S. Congress and the administration.

Some of Ken's most recent successes involved advancing the role of nonprofit student loan servicers, addressing the question of state taxation of the remote sale of products over the Internet and limiting the problem of "naked" short selling of publicly traded securities. Ken has handled other major government relations projects, such as securing the change to federal law to enable e-learning students to receive federal financial aid, securing an exemption for Canadian steel companies from U.S. government import quota programs and winning congressional approval during the transition from analog to digital television to create a more than $2 billion voucher program that enabled every American to purchase the necessary equipment.

Ken is the treasurer and a board member of Thompson Coburn's PAC (TCPAC), which supports government relations activities of clients. He was a professorial lecturer on International Telecommunications at the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies for several years. Ken is an elected member of the Ethics Committee of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.


Election Day Impacts for Cyber and Privacy

National Policy Perspectives on Cybersecurity


Midterm 2018 postgame: What the outcome means for higher ed

The rising sun of HEA reauthorization

Make college great again: Higher education in the Trump era

Natural Born


Continuing Resolution


302(b) Allocations

Queen of the Hill


Thompson Coburn Publications

Will the Higher Education Act be reauthorized in 2018?

Trending Wonkology: What is 'Special Counsel'?

TPP accord faces uncertain future in Congress


Co-Author, "Breaching the Digital Divide: Personal Experience Matters in Crafting Innovative Education Policy";
UMUC Center for Intellectual Property Newsletter, January 2012

Co-Author, "SEVP modifies temporary exemptions for non immigrant students taking online courses during fall 2020 semester";
EDU Alliance Journal, July 2020


"Building Blocks: Practical Applications for Block-Chain and Cryptocurrency";
ACC Corporate Counsel Institute, May 2019

"Policy Update";
101st Annual UPCEA Conference, April 2016

"Annual Legal and Regulatory Update";
45th ACUTA Annual Meeting, April 2016

"Election Prognostication: The State of the 2016 Presidential Election";
TCLE webinar, February 2016

Moderator, "Transition to ALL-IP Networks: A Legal/Regulatory Update";
ACUTA Winter Meeting, ACUTA Winter Meeting

"Cybersecurity Legislation";
ACUTA Fall Meeting, October 2015

"Ask the Experts: Federal Regulations for Distance Education-What’s Next?";
Instructional Telecommunications Council eLearning 2015, February 2015

"Congressional Update";
44th ACUTA Annual Meeting, January 2015

"Washington Shuffle: Elections, Reauthorization and Regulating eLearning";
WCET Annual Meeting, November 2014

"The Midterm Elections: Who Will Win, Who Will Control Congress and the 2016 Presidential Race";
TCLE webinar, October 2014

"National Policy Perspectives on Cybersecurity";
TCLE webinar, October 2014

"Higher Education Act Reauthorization";
USDLA 2014 National Conference, May 2014

"Annual Congressional Update";
43rd ACUTA Annual Meeting, April 2014

"Online Learning Policy Landscape";
99th Annual UPCEA Conference, March 2014

"Washington Responds to Patent Assertion Entity Litigation";
TCLE webinar, June 2013