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James M. Wickett

Partner
Washington, D.C.

James M. Wickett

Jamie Wickett is well-known by clients and policymakers as one of Washington's leading advocates for corporations, nonprofits, coalitions, and trade associations seeking government policy change — or seeking to prevent change. His practice focuses on federal tax policy as well as energy, environmental, financial services, pension, and technology issues, in both legislative and regulatory matters.

With more than 25 years of experience, on Capitol Hill at a major business trade association and in private practice, Jamie is well-practiced in drafting technical legislative or regulatory proposals. He combines this skill with the ability to develop and implement advocacy strategies to achieve client objectives in the political arena. One particular area of focus for Jamie has been the advocacy of legislative and regulatory solutions in areas where government policy has failed to keep up with advancing technologies, such as alternative energy technologies, advanced vehicles, or financial practices.

Jamie is also a founding member of the firm's Political Law Compliance Practice Group, where he helps clients comply with federal election laws, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, and congressional ethics rules.

Areas of Focus

Representative Experience

Drafting and successful advocacy of extended net operating loss carryback for electric utilities.

Successful development and advocacy of tax incentive for enhanced oil recovery using captured carbon dioxide.

Represented major automaker in successful effort to revise electric vehicle tax credit statute.

Represented a coalition of electric utilities in successful effort to revise solar investment tax credit statute.

Represent major energy power producer in advocating changes to U.S. international tax reform legislation.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1997
  • B.A., Tulane University, 1989

Memberships

  • Advisory Board Member, NFIB Legal Foundation

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

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