Former Congressman Tom Loeffler Joins Akin Gump

(Washington, DC)  Former U.S. Rep. Tom Loeffler (R-TX) has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in the firm’s public law and policy practice. Most recently, Mr. Loeffler was co-chairman of the global business advisory company GrayLoeffler, LLC. Mr. Loeffler will practice both in the firm’s Washington, DC, and San Antonio, TX, offices.

Mr. Loeffler served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 21st Congressional District of Texas. During his tenure in Congress, Mr. Loeffler served as deputy whip and chief deputy whip as well as on the Appropriations Committee, Energy and Commerce Committee and Budget Committee.

“Tom is a tremendous addition to Akin Gump,” stated Akin Gump chairman R. Bruce McLean. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to welcome someone with such a distinguished record of public service and accomplishment to the firm.”

In addition to his four terms in Congress, Mr. Loeffler served as special assistant for legislative affairs to President Gerald R. Ford and as legislative counsel to the late Sen. John Tower. In 1987, President Reagan nominated him to serve as principal coordinator for Central America in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. Since leaving public service, he has advised candidates in a variety of local, state and national elections.

Smith W. Davis, head of Akin Gump’s public law and policy practice, stated, “Tom has been providing excellent policy advice and advocacy to business clients for decades. I’m thrilled that he will now be applying his immense skills and experience—in both the public and private arenas—on behalf of Akin Gump’s clients.”

Joel Jankowsky, senior executive partner at Akin Gump, added, “I’ve known and worked with Tom for over 35 years. I have tremendous respect for him professionally as well as great affection for him personally. It’s exciting to have such a skilled strategist and adviser, and all around good guy, join our team.”

Mr. Loeffler has represented clients and their interests in business strategy development and implementation, financial services, domestic and international taxation, health care, energy and utilities, national defense, advanced technology, telecommunications, construction, environment, transportation, recreation and entertainment, trade and other international issues.

“It is energizing to join a firm that enjoys such an exceptional national and global reputation as Akin Gump,” Mr. Loeffler stated. “I look forward to continuing to provide the kind of counsel and advocacy that will help the firm’s clients solve their most challenging issues.”

Mr. Loeffler is a distinguished alumnus of The University of Texas School of Law and The University of Texas at Austin. He is admitted to practice in Texas and the District of Columbia.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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