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As a result of our collective experience working in and with the government, we provide valuable insight and a vast network of contacts.

Thompson Coburn has a strong regulatory and administrative law practice that covers the industries and services that most frequently interact with government entities—banking, transportation, aviation, energy, international trade and securities. 

In addition, our attorneys continue the firm’s rich tradition of being active in federal and state politics, government agencies and public service. As a result of our collective experience working in and with the government, we provide valuable insight and a vast network of contacts that we put to work on behalf of our clients in the many aspects of regulatory and legislative processes.

Our lawyers have decades of experience and represent clients in a wide variety of complex and critical regulatory issues arising before federal agencies and courts, the U.S. Congress and international bodies. These issues have involved compliance, competition and antitrust proceedings, safety and environmental regulation, licensing, joint ventures and international services. Our administrative law practice includes all aspects of administrative proceedings and judicial review of agency action.

Our attorneys practice before many federal regulatory agencies within departments and independent commissions of the U.S. government—the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the Department of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of the Treasury, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Publications

Something there is that doesn’t love a regulation

21st Century Cures Act overrules IRS guidance on HRAs, enhances enforcement of Mental Health Parity Act

Recent guidance issued on mental health parity and tobacco cessation programs

March 1 is just around the corner – Have you installed transgender restroom signs?

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

EEOC issues guidance on new wellness notice mandated for 2017

Trademark Office warns about deceptive trademark-related solicitations

EPA reveals first 10 chemicals to be reviewed under a more robust toxic substances act

Missouri Supreme Court resets the rules for collecting leaking underground storage tank cleanup costs in litigation

Developments in aircraft and marine finance for 2016

U.K. now requires supply chain transparency on human trafficking risks

Doing business in California or the UK? You may be required to be a watchdog for human trafficking

OSHA issues guidelines for restroom use by transgender employees

Time crunch: OSHA shortens reporting deadlines for workplace injuries

What does the Noel Canning decision mean for you?

Blog Posts

Gainful Employment and the AACS court decision: What it means for schools

OCC won’t allow fintech national bank charters for commercial firms, addressing potential Walmart fintech bank concerns

Ag and drones – What do you need to know?

Update: GMO labeling regs are back in limbo

Webinar to examine new rules for proprietary school audits

Recordings now available for final Borrower Defense Rule webinars

FINRA fines again target financial firms for failure to follow regs

Slack-fill lawsuits filling up state court dockets

New actions based on ‘nothing artificial’ labels may be halted as FDA redefines ‘natural’

11th Circuit better defines FTC’s ‘Unfair’ standard – The details are in the damage

TCLE

PURPA Policies Then and Now: The Latest Developments for Electric Utilities

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 domestic and international maritime and shipping matters, as well as international trade regulation issues that are incidental to the gl...

Jonathan's practice is focused on domestic and international maritime and s...

Jonathan Benner
Associate
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6932

Tyler is an experienced regulatory attorney who analyzes federal regulations and provides comprehensive guidance to clients in a variety of sectors, including transportat...

Tyler is an experienced regulatory attorney who analyzes federal regulation...

Tyler Black
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6905

Bonnie has 40 years of experience focusing on wholesale ratemaking and regulatory policy in the electric utility industry, electric industry restructuring, antitrust issu...

Bonnie has 40 years of experience focusing on wholesale ratemaking and regu...

Bonnie Blair
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 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
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6919

Adrienne represents her clients in proceedings to enforce the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) rules for open access transmission service, formation and op...

Adrienne represents her clients in proceedings to enforce the Federal Energ...

Adrienne Clair
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
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.
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6912

Matt practices in the firm's Transportation and International Commerce group, focusing on maritime and trade finance and related United States government guarantee progra...

Matt practices in the firm's Transportation and International Commerce grou...

Matthew Kaiser
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6922

Katie advises public transit agencies around the country on issues involving third-party procurement, Section 13(c) labor protection, Buy America compliance, and adherenc...

Katie advises public transit agencies around the country on issues involvin...

Katie Kraft
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
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6405

Aaron's practice is dedicated entirely to helping institutions of higher education navigate complex legal and regulatory matters.

Aaron's practice is dedicated entirely to helping institutions of higher ed...

Aaron Lacey
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6535

Scott practices in the firm's Government Contracts and Business Litigation departments.

Scott practices in the firm's Government Contracts and Business Litigation ...

Scott Lane
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6070

Rick advises companies and individuals on a variety of federal (domestic and international), state and local tax matters.

Rick advises companies and individuals on a variety of federal (domestic an...

Rick Lawton
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6976

With 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, Sean helps his clients navigate through and maintain compliance with the complex web of federal regulations af...

With 25 years of experience in the transportation industry, Sean helps his ...

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 counsels owners and executives of private and public companies on day-to-day corporate matters, as well as their long-term business objectives.

Emily counsels owners and executives of private and public companies on day...

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
Partner
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
Associate
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6929

Jayna advises companies, transportation authorities, and other entities throughout the various stages of the contracting process and litigation.

Jayna advises companies, transportation authorities, and other entities&nbs...

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
St. Louis
314 552 6462

Claire advocates for clients in the areas of health care fraud and abuse, False Claims Act litigation and other complex white-collar civil litigation.

Claire advocates for clients in the areas of health care fraud and abuse, F...

Claire Schenk
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6107

Linda advises companies that provide goods or services to the federal government; she also has extensive experience in business immigration matters.

Linda advises companies that provide goods or services to the federal gover...

Linda Shapiro
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
Associate
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6911

Rebecca represents municipally-owned utility clients in electric rate proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Rebecca represents municipally-owned utility clients in electric rate proce...

Rebecca Shelton
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 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
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6925

Kent is Chair of the firm's Public Transit group.

Kent is Chair of the firm's Public Transit group.

Kent Woodman