Maynard Cooper & Gale, a national, full-service law firm, is advancing its Washington, D.C. presence with the opening of an office in Market Square at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. The office will be home to a seasoned team of government relations professionals, as well as Maynard Cooper attorneys who frequently work in D.C. on behalf of the Firm’s clients. Daniel Wilson, Managing Shareholder of the Firm’s Huntsville office will also serve as Managing Shareholder of the D.C. office.

“Opening a Washington, D.C. office of Maynard Cooper is a continuation of our strategic plan for expansion into national markets that directly align with the objectives of our clients and which allow us the opportunity to expand various national practice areas into thriving markets,” said Maynard Cooper Chairman Greg Curran. “The D.C. market is not new to us. We have had attorneys and government relations professionals supporting our clients’ business interests in D.C. for years, but with our growth over the past three years, including the opening of offices in San Francisco and New York, and the exposure those offices have created for us in international markets in Europe and Asia, Washington, D.C. has become an even more critical market for our Firm and our clients.”

The opportunity to expand Maynard Cooper’s presence in D.C. was bolstered by the recent additions of Bill Stiers and Drew Tharp to the Firm’s Governmental and Regulatory Affairs Practice. Stiers, an accomplished lobbyist with over 30 years of experience in D.C. and international matters, joined Maynard Cooper from a southeast regional firm in the 4th quarter of 2017. Tharp joined the Firm in March and will focus on federal and international government relations. He spent the last seven years on the Hill as a Legislative Assistant, most recently serving as Military Legislative Assistant for a U.S. Representative. Tharp’s experience with the Department of Defense and Huntsville, Alabama defense community will enhance Maynard Cooper’s Government Solutions Practice.

Stiers and Tharp join Maynard Cooper’s long-time Federal Government Relations team members and government relations veterans Linda Maynor, Steve Still and Ted Hosp.

Maynard Cooper’s Governmental and Regulatory Affairs Practice provides results-driven, cost effective solutions to the Firm’s diverse clientele spanning many industry sectors. Our experienced team, consisting of attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals with leadership credentials from all levels of government, partners with clients to help them manage government relations and the decisions that directly impact their daily operations. The Maynard Cooper team navigates the complex legislative and regulatory environments on behalf of our clients to help them seize opportunities and circumvent obstacles. Maynard Cooper’s Washington D.C. office is located at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20004, and marks the Firm’s seventh office location.

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