Tax policy advisor Bruce Thompson joins DLA Piper in Washington, DC

25 Jan, 2013

DLA Piper has announced that Bruce Thompson has joined the firm as a Washington, DC-based senior policy advisor in the Government Affairs practice.

Thompson has served as a tax policy advisor in both the public and private sectors for more than 30 years. Prior to joining DLA Piper he was vice president at Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc., a government relations firm. He was also managing director and senior director of Global Government Relations at Merrill Lynch for more than two decades. Earlier in his career, Thompson served as Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Legislative Affairs in the Reagan Administration, where he was intimately engaged with the Secretary of the Treasury and with tax and finance legislators in the creation of the Tax Reform Act in 1986. Thompson also worked as chief policy advisor on tax, financial and economic issues for US Sen. William V. Roth Jr. of Delaware. 

“Working extensively with Congress, the White House and the private sector, Bruce has more than three decades of experience in the area of tax and financial policy,” said John Merrigan, co-chair of DLA Piper’s Federal Law and Policy practice. “He will be a tremendous asset for our clients and will deepen the tax law and counseling capabilities of the firm’s Federal Law and Policy practice.”

“Bruce’s government experience, along with his time spent at leading financial institutions, gives him a unique perspective into the complex areas of federal law and public policy,” said Tom Boyd, co-chair of the Government Affairs Practice Group. “Given the likely tax agenda facing the country in 2013, Bruce will be a valuable addition to our public policy team.”

Thompson is the recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Treasury’s highest honor. He received a B.S.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University.

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