WASHINGTON (October 6, 2020) – Holland & Knight has added Todd Wooten as a partner in its Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group in Washington, D.C. Mr. Wooten advises clients on legislative and regulatory issues relating to energy, tax and technology issues. Most recently, he was with the S-3 Group, a legislative, regulatory and communications consultancy.
Mr. Wooten will be Holland & Knight's senior Democratic Senate lobbyist. He will work closely with Rich Gold, leader of the Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group; partners Kara Ward and Michael Werner; and senior policy advisors Eve O'Toole, Leslie Pollner, Beth Viola and Shawna Watley, covering issues before every committee in the Senate.
"Todd is well respected on Capitol Hill, substantively and politically," said Mr. Gold. "His depth of experience both on Capitol Hill and in private practice, along with his strong relationships with Senate Democrats, makes Todd a valuable addition to our bipartisan team."
Mr. Wooten has served on three U.S. Senate committees for four different senators. Prior to joining his former firm, he was senior counsel for energy and tax on the Senate Finance Committee and coordinated the committee's outreach to businesses and organizations. He brings additional Senate experience from his time at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, and as the legislative director for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).
Previously, Mr. Wooten was the director of the Southeast Climate Resource Center at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University. In that capacity, he worked to bring Duke's resources to policymakers throughout the region with a specific focus on local governments. He earlier served as senior director for governmental issues at an energy policy law firm in Washington and prior to that, as legislative counsel to Blanche Lincoln, former Democratic senator from Arkansas.
"Holland & Knight has an outstanding reputation on the Hill, and I am honored to be joining such a well-regarded group of lawyers and policy professionals," said Mr. Wooten. "Federal policymakers will be dealing with many critical issues in the coming year, no matter who wins the upcoming election, and I look forward to helping my new colleagues advocate persuasively on behalf of clients affected by these issues."
Mr. Wooten received a J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas and a B.A. degree from Hendrix College.
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