Henry A. Terhune represents numerous clients on a variety of public policy matters, with an emphasis on energy, environmental and pharmaceutical/health care issues. In addition, he provides strategic counseling on major corporate transactions.

Practice & Background

Prior to joining Akin Gump in 1987, Mr. Terhune was an associate staff member on the Committee on Rules, U.S. House of Representatives, where he worked with U.S. Rep. Butler Derrick (D-SC), the second-ranking majority member on the panel, handling all facets of committee business. The Rules Committee is the key House committee through which virtually all major legislation passes prior to consideration by the full House chamber. It establishes the terms and conditions under which such legislation is considered by the House, and also has original jurisdiction over a variety of issues, such as House Rules and the Congressional Budget Act. Mr. Terhune also served as Rep. Derrick’s legislative director from 1983 to 1987, and held several other positions in that office dating back to 1979.