Hon. Christopher D. Coursen

Legal Counsel

The Honorable Christopher D. Coursen serves as the Senior Counsel for Federal Advocates. Mr. Coursen has held senior positions in the public and private sectors, serving as a presidential appointee; Majority Counsel for the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; partner in government relations firms; and an Advisor on the Romney-Ryan ’12, the Bush-Cheney ’00 and ’04, the Dole-Kemp ’96, and the Bush-Quayle ’88 and ’92 Campaigns. Mr. Coursen brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and contacts to the firm and its clients.

Mr. Coursen is an active member of the Republican National Finance Committee and served on the Leadership Committees for the Republican Senate-House Dinners and as an official at the 1995 Republican Inaugural. Mr. Coursen’s honors include appointments by President Reagan to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and President George H. W. Bush to the President’s Advisory Board for Cuba Broadcasting.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Coursen founded The Status Group in 1986 to provide strategic planning, policy analysis, consultation, and representation to executives in private industry in the areas of Technology, Telecommunications, and Government Relations. Before that, Mr. Coursen was a partner with the prominent Washington law firm of O’Connor & Hannan, where he provided a full range of legal and Government Relations services to major corporations in many issue areas, including health care, tax, banking, and telecommunications.