Norm Coleman

"One of the best and most effective Washington government relations practitioners. Strategist and tactical execution best in Washington."

Legal 500

U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Chief Prosecutor and Solicitor General. Senator Norm Coleman was a public servant for three decades before joining us as of counsel in 2011 where he is in our Government Relations and Public Affairs practice group. Working together to get things done has been his motto throughout his career and is certainly how he operates in the collaborative environment at Hogan Lovells. It also applies to how he works with former colleagues on both sides of the political aisle.

Whether it is on Capitol Hill, in corporate boardrooms, or in foreign consulates, Senator Coleman utilizes his relationships and experiences at the highest levels of the political process to help our clients. He has the unique ability to quickly dissect issues and frame solutions to challenges, all with his characteristic warm manner. Senator Coleman is a sought-after champion for clients looking to navigate the complexities of the Washington political and regulatory process.

Senator Coleman's breadth of experience makes him a go-to person throughout the firm. From his service on the prestigious Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and as Chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, to his work as an urban mayor, to bringing the NHL back to Minnesota, Senator Coleman has a wide variety of skillsets he regularly puts to use for our clients.

The concept of service is close to Senator Coleman's heart; he is active in a variety of political organizations and nonprofits. 

Senator Coleman maintains a presence in both our Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. offices.

Awards and recognitions


Government: Government Relations, Leading Lawyer
Legal 500 US


Government: Government Relations
Legal 500 US


Government Relations (Nationwide), Rank 2
Chambers USA


Government Relations, Ranked Tier 2
Legal 500

Education and admissions


J.D., The University of Iowa College of Law, with high honors, 1976

B.A., Hofstra University, 1971


Board of Directors, American Action Forum

Chairman of the Board, American Action Network

Chairman of the Board, Congressional Leadership Fund

National Chairman, Republican Jewish Coalition

Co-Chair, US Global Leadership Coalition

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


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