Scott L. Klug

Director, Public Affairs

Scott L. Klug

Director, Public Affairs

Scott Klug is a Public Affairs Director and Co-Chair of the firm’s Federal Public Affairs Practice. The former Congressman represents a broad array of the firm’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, Scott represented Madison, Wisconsin in the U.S. Congress, where he developed an in-depth experience 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 the firm’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.

Representative Experience

  • A seasoned world traveler, Scott 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.

Awards and Recognition

  • 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, Scott 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 several U.S. newspapers and magazines.


  • Board Member of the Former Members of Congress
  • Member of the Board of Visitors at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism
  • Visiting Nieman lecturer at Marquette University
27 February 2023 Health Care Law Today

Health Care & Life Sciences Sector Top Trends for 2023

Foley is primed to strategically advise health care and life sciences companies through every step of their journey and all stages of their lifecycle.
17 January 2023 Newsletters

What’s Next in Washington? - January 2023 Edition

The dust from the 2022 Midterm Elections has settled and the 118th Congress has begun. Republicans were successfully able to flip control of the House and now have a 222-212 majority with one vacancy to be filled.
18 November 2022 Newsletters

Priorities of the 118th Congress and the Biden Administration

Republicans are on track to take back control of the House of Representatives, while the Democrats will retain control of the Senate.
11 November 2022 Video

Midterm Elections: What Happens Now?

During this presentation, Jason Kohout, co-chair of Foley's Family Office practice, and Scott Klug, public affairs director and co-chair of the Federal Public Affairs practice, will discuss the recent midterm elections.
10 November 2022 Newsletters

The Results Are In... A Recap of the 2022 Midterm Elections and a Preview of the Lame-Duck Session

The House and Senate will likely end up being controlled by razor-thin margins, as the Democrats bucked the trend of losses for the President’s party.
07 October 2022 Newsletters

Foley Federal Public Affairs Advises Multiple Hydrogen Clients Through a Changing Renewable Energy Landscape

The Foley & Lardner LLP Federal Public Affairs team announced today the work that it has done for renewable energy clients by providing advice and counsel throughout the enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act, the implementation of the Biden Administration’s Hydrogen Hub plan, and means to navigate the hydrogen industry.