Patton Boggs LLP welcomes Michael Bloomquist back to the firm as an Of Counsel based in the Washington, D.C. office, where he will focus on Congressional and federal agency advocacy, guidance, and policy recommendations on a host of energy, environmental, communications, and technology matters.
Mr. Bloomquist re-joins the firm after having served as Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. In that position, he advised the Republican Members and staff on Committee legislation and hearings, while also working closely with House Leadership staff, related House and Senate Committees, and Committee Democratic staff. He is a recognized authority on Congressional processes and procedures, having negotiated, drafted, and reviewed legislation, legal opinions, and jurisdictional memoranda in all areas of the Committee’s broad jurisdiction, including energy policy, environmental policy, telecommunications, health care, homeland security, and consumer protection.
Before joining Energy and Commerce, Mr. Bloomquist served as Chief Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science (now Science and Technology). There, he managed legislation from introduction, through the Committee, to the House Floor. Prominent areas of legislating and oversight included nanotechnology, supercomputing, technology policy, federal research and development programs, and NASA.
Mr. Bloomquist earned an L.L.M. from George Washington University Law School in 1997 He also holds a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (1995) and a B.A. from Hamilton College (1991). He was an associate at Patton Boggs from 1999-2003.
Michael D.Bloomquist formerly served as Chief Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee, Deputy General to the House Energy & Commerce Committee and at the Department of Interior, and has a strong background in a wide range of science policy matters.more » « less