W. Michael House
Mike House heads the firm's Legislative Practice Group. Whether it's complicated legislation, or a legislative or regulatory issue before Congress or an executive agency, corporations, associations, and coalitions turn to Mike as their chief strategist and problem solver. Recognized as one of the top three legislative lawyers in Washington, D.C. by Chambers USA, Mike House is ranked number 10 on the Washingtonian's list of 50 Top Lobbyists.
Mike began developing these traits early in his career, while serving as chief of staff to Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Howell Heflin. He was responsible for the legislative program for the Alabama Court System, which included the drafting and passage of the judicial article constitutional amendment in 1973 and the implementation legislation in 1975. Due to his work on court reform, Mike became the youngest person to ever receive an Award of Merit from the Alabama Bar Association. During his time working on the Alabama Supreme Court and as a practicing lawyer in Montgomery, Alabama, Mike also served as president of the Alabama Young Lawyers, Chairman of the Alabama Citizens Conference on Alabama State Courts, and Chairman of the Alabama Citizens Conference on a New Constitution. He was a legislative clerk to the Senate Banking Committee and legislative assistant to Congressman James M. Collins of Texas. After successfully managing Senator Howard Heflin Senate campaign in 1978, he served as his chief of staff for eight years.
This combination of campaign, legislative, and administrative experience is what propelled Mike to the top echelons of the lawyer lobby community in Washington, D.C., which has described him as "very talented," "one of the leaders," and "highly regarded."
"Highly regarded in the field and a very fine lawyer and a skilled practitioner."
"With House at the helm, Hogan has proven able to navigate the constantly changing congressional landscape."
Represents a major automobile company in all types of regulatory and legislation matters, including tire tread, Cafe, and international tax.
A key leader and strategist in product liability and tort reform legislation.
Led the coalition of financial services and housing organizations in the passage of legislation and regulation concerning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Represents major insurance companies and financial institutions on international tax matters.
Created, managed, or represented numerous coalitions on legislative initiatives.
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