Broderick Johnson comes to the firm with more than two decades of public policy and law experience. From 1998-2000, Johnson served in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. He was named deputy assistant to the president and House liaison, acting as the Clinton administration’s primary advocate before the U.S. House of Representatives during 1999 and 2000. From 2000 to 2007, he worked as vice president for congressional affairs with the AT&T and BellSouth corporations. During those years, he worked extensively with the Democratic leadership of both Houses of Congress. His primary policy focus has been before House and Senate committees presiding over commerce, judiciary and tax issues. In 2004, he also served as the senior congressional affairs advisor for the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign.
By virtue of his nearly 25-year career in Washington, Mr. Johnson has developed deep relationships with Democratic leaders in the House and Senate as well as the chairmen of key House and Senate committees and their respective senior policy staffs. These committees include House Ways and Means, Senate Finance, House Financial Services, Senate Banking, House Energy and Commerce, Senate Commerce, House Education and Labor, Senate HELP, and House and Senate Judiciary.
Mr. Johnson serves on the boards of directors of several philanthropic and academic entities, including the Center for American Progress and the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan. He has co-founded or served as president of several child advocacy organizations.more » « less