The Honorable Gerry Sikorski, Chairman Emeritus of the Government Section, is a leading Washington, D.C., attorney who brings with him a wealth of government experience. Mr. Sikorski represented Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives for 10 years. During this time he served on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee, with jurisdiction over telecommunications, finance, trade, consumer protection, health, environment, insurance, securities and energy, as well as the FCC, FTC, CFTC, FDA, SEC, CMS, HIS and FERC. He chaired the Civil Service Subcommittee in what is now the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The New York Times and The Washington Post have acknowledged Mr. Sikorski's experience on a multitude of facets of the congressional and federal legislative process.
Mr. Sikorski served with Chairman John Dingell (D-Mich.), the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, with investigative purview of all the Committee's subject matter jurisdiction. Mr. Sikorski also served as vice chairman to Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on the Health and Environment Subcommittee, where he was a leader on health reform and environmental issues. Mr. Sikorski authored the Community Right to Know law and the Acid Rain Control Act, and he was a primary sponsor of the 1990 Clean Air Act.
During his tenure in Congress, Mr. Sikorski was a member of the House Leadership, serving as Whip-at-Large. Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Sikorski served as a Minnesota State Senator for six years, chairing committees with jurisdiction over Health, Welfare and Corrections appropriations and publicly regulated industries.
Mr. Sikorski chaired the American Bar Association's Special Committee on Government Affairs for two years.
He is the former Chairman of the Holland & Knight Directors Committee and Chair of the firm's Public Law Department.
He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
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