Phil Kiko, Former House Judiciary Committee General Counsel, Joins Firm’s Washington, D.C. Office.
Foley announced today that former General Counsel of the House Judiciary Committee Philip G. Kiko has joined the firm as a member of the Government & Public Affairs Practice.
Kiko’s addition is Foley’s latest step in its strategic plan to expand the firm’s Government & Public Affairs Practice in Washington, D.C. and beyond.
“Phil’s role in the passage of key legislation such as bankruptcy reform, immigration reform and class action reform, as well as assisting in setting the stage for the soon to be debated patent reform, provides real opportunity for clients,” said Rick Weiss, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “And, his knowledge of the legislative process and his strong bi-partisan relationships makes him a great addition to our team.”
Kiko will integrate his practice with the Energy, Intellectual Property and Entertainment & Media Industry Teams. He and other members of Foley’s Government & Public Affairs Practice will also be important partners with the firm’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance Practice on Capitol Hill investigations and other legislative committee investigations.
Through his service of more than three decades in government, Kiko has extensive knowledge of the statutory framework of the Administration and an in-depth understanding of House rules and processes. He has worked closely with the legislative and executive branches on issues ranging from immigration to government contracts to global warming and has managed more than 50 staff, including 30 attorneys in the House Judiciary Committee.
Kiko became familiar with Foley after serving in various positions with former Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (WI).
“Foley’s national reach and the depth of its health care, energy and intellectual property practices is a natural fit for me,” said Kiko. “I look forward to leveraging the firm’s wide array of practices and industries, which greatly benefit clients looking for counsel from both a legal and public affairs perspective.”
After working with Congressman Sensenbrenner, Kiko continued to work in government in various capacities, including working in the Office of the Secretary at the Departments of Education and Interior during the tenure of four Cabinet Secretaries. He returned to Capitol Hill to become Associate Administrator of Procurement and Purchasing for the House of Representatives and then returned to work with Sensenbrenner in various capacities: as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel for the House Science Committee, as Chief of Staff and Counsel for his personal staff and later as General Counsel and Chief of Staff for the House Judiciary Committee.
Kiko obtained his juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio.
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