Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) Joins Kelley Drye & Warren LLP Government Relations Practice
Eight-term congressman played important roles in manufacturing, telecommunications and energy policy
January 12, 2015

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced today that Nebraska Republican Congressman Lee Terry joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a Senior Advisor in the Government Relations and Public Policy practice group. Throughout his career in public service, Congressman Terry helped shape federal policy in the energy, telecommunications and manufacturing industries and championed the causes of business and commerce.   

The eight-term Congressman spent most of his tenure on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he served on the Telecommunications, Energy, Oversight, and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittees. During that time, he was a leader on energy issues pertaining to motor fuels, corporate average fuel economy, renewable fuels standard, pipeline infrastructure, and liquefied natural gas; he lead efforts to increase data privacy and data security; and authored several pieces of telecommunications legislation. In the 113th Congress, Congressman Terry chaired the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, where he developed the “Nation of Builder’s” theme, helping to highlight American manufacturing in the areas of steel, automobiles, and homebuilding.

Prior to his 16 years in Congress, Congressman Terry served  on the Omaha City Council, including as its President from 1995 to 1996. 

“We are very pleased to have Lee Terry join our Government Relations and Public Policy practice group” said Co-Chair Paul Rosenthal. “Lee has been a highly effective legislator in policy areas that are important to our clients, including manufacturing, energy, healthcare and telecommunications. His long history of consensus building and cooperation across party lines makes him well suited to join our bipartisan government relations team.”

“I’m delighted to join a firm with such a broad base of regulatory knowledge and experienced legislative advocates” said Congressman Terry. “As I embark on this new phase of my career, I am excited at the opportunity to work with my colleagues and to help the firm’s impressive roster of clients develop their public policy initiatives and navigate the legislative and political terrain of the federal government.”

Mr. Terry graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Creighton University.

About Kelley Drye’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group

Kelley Drye’s bipartisan team of legislative advocates includes more than 25 government relations professionals with diverse legal and legislative backgrounds and significant credibility with decision-makers at all levels of the federal government. They work to advance clients’ interests as they strive to sustain market leadership, ensure a competitive business environment or achieve a specific policy objective. These professionals not only understand the intricacies of the legislative and executive branches individually, but also help clients navigate the delicate interplay between the two.