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February 17, 2015

King & Spalding Strengthens Its Government Advocacy and Public Policy Capacity in Maryland

WASHINGTON, February 17, 2015 — King & Spalding is expanding its government advocacy and public policy practice to serve client needs in Annapolis, Maryland, through a collaboration with Lee Cowen, a government relations lawyer and president of Cowen Consulting, LLC. Cowen has worked with governors and attorneys general throughout the United States.

In his relationship with King & Spalding, Cowen will liaise with Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., former Governor of Maryland and now a senior counsel at King & Spalding, and Greg Massoni, a King & Spalding consultant.     

Ehrlich, experienced as a governor, U.S. Congressman, state legislator and civil litigator, counsels clients on a broad array of government matters, with particular expertise in health care, finance and economic development. 

Cowen offers strategic advice and counseling and is known for effective tactical implementation of government relations programs at the federal, state and local level. His previous experience includes a six-year stint at Dutko Worldwide, where he helped to manage that firm’s national, state and local teams. In addition, he founded and ran Chesapeake Government Relations, an Annapolis-based lobbying firm. 

Ehrlich, praised his long-time friend. “Lee is highly respected in Annapolis,” said Ehrlich.  “He will be a great addition to our talented group of lawyers and consultants.” 

Tom Spulak, leader of King & Spalding’s government advocacy and public policy group, said: “Many Ehrlich administration veterans are now being tapped by the Hogan administration.  Teaming up with Lee gives us an unmatched ability to represent our clients and is consistent with our strategy of delivering highly effective representation in a number of key state capitals across the country.”

King & Spalding was identified for the third consecutive year in 2014 as one of the leading lobbying practices in the United States by the National Law Journal in its annual “Influence 50” survey. U.S. News and World Report selected King & Spalding as government relations “Law Firm of the Year” in 2013. 

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