Mac Campbell is a partner in the firm’s Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice. Mr. Campbell concentrates on Government Affairs, including tax, international trade, and financial institutions and products. He also has extensive knowledge of the Congressional budget and appropriations processes.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Campbell served as senior tax counsel to U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark), a member of the Senate Finance Committee. In this role, Mac was responsible for managing the Senator’s legislative priorities, negotiations, hearings, and relationships in the areas of taxation, banking and finance, economic development, insurance, small business, and employee benefits. Mr. Campbell was also responsible for all aspects of writing and proposing legislation. During his first two years on the Senator’s staff, he also advised Senator Lincoln in the areas of transportation, defense, veteran’s affairs and all related appropriations matters.
Mr. Campbell was counsel to Senator Lincoln during the Senate Finance Committee and Conference Committee negotiations of The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 and the Working Families Tax Relief Act (the Child Tax Credit Act) of 2004.
Further, Mr. Campbell participated in Finance Committee investigations such as those concerning Global Terror Financing, Abusive Tax Shelters and Products, Tax Code Complexity and the investigations concerning the collapse and abuses of the Enron Corporation.
In addition, Mr. Campbell counseled Senator Lincoln on a host of matters beyond the Finance Committee’s jurisdiction including the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 (the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act), the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act of 2001, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. In addition he advised the senator and negotiated on dozens of Appropriations bills from 1999 to 2001.
Mac was a Candidate for Arkansas State Treasurer from May 2005 through June 2006. He advanced to a run-off election in the May 23, 2006 Democratic primary election but garnered only 46% of the vote in the June 13 run-off election.