Scott L. Klug

Director, Public Affairs

Overview

Scott Klug is a public affairs director and co-chair of the Federal Public Affairs Practice at the national law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP. The former Congressman represents a broad array of Foley’s clients in Washington and several state capitals. He is also able to draw on 15 years of experience as an Emmy Award-winning television reporter to help clients craft proactive media strategies particularly when faced with crisis management challenges.

For eight years, Mr. Klug represented Madison, Wisconsin in the U.S. Congress, where he developed an expertise in health care, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and energy policy. He maintains strong relationships with key Administration figures, as well as House and Senate leadership.

As the chair of Foley’s Client Service Team, he personally meets with two dozen of the firm’s legal clients per year assessing the firm’s performance and responsiveness. He also serves as the liaison to Foley’s Client Advisory Board which is comprised of 24 general counsels who advise the firm on trends in the legal market and provide feedback on firm initiatives.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Klug was appointed by President Bush to two terms on the President’s Advisory Board on Trade and Policy Negotiations which provides counsel on fast track authority, trade with China and other issues. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2000, 2004 and 2012.

When he stepped down from office in 1998, Mr. Klug also founded a regional magazine and book publishing company.

Prior to his election to Congress, he was an Emmy award-winning reporter/anchor in Washington, D.C., Seattle and Madison. A novelist, his freelance writing has appeared in a number of U.S. newspapers and magazines.

Education

Mr. Klug holds an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Wisconsin, a Master’s in journalism from Northwestern and a B.A. from Lawrence University. He has also been a visiting Nieman lecturer at Marquette University. He was one of the 75 distinguished graduates honored by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Affiliations

Mr. Klug is the treasurer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation board; serves on the Board of the Former Members of Congress; and is a member of the Board of Visitors at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.

International Experience

A seasoned world traveler, Mr. Klug has served as an election observer in Iraq and led training programs on journalism and political campaigns for the U.S. State Department in a number of countries including Egypt, Venezuela, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

Insights

Congress to Increase Scrutiny on Diversity in Corporate Leadership
04 February 2019
Legal News: Corporate Diversity
2018 Midterm Election Results
16 November 2018
Health Care Policy Happenings - October 1 - 5, 2018
09 October 2018
Health Care Law Today
Health Care Policy Happenings - September 17-21, 2018
25 September 2018
Health Care Law Today
Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting
04-07 September 2018
Washington, D.C.
International Investigations, Government Enforcement & Compliance Symposium
12 October 2017
Chicago, IL
2016 NDI Executive Exchange
10 November 2016
Chicago, IL
Election Insights Web Conference
05 November 2014
Web Conference