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Lance D. Bultena

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Lance D. Bultena

Lance Bultena helps clients improve business outcomes by helping them to understand the regulatory and public policy environment in order to stay ahead of developments in these areas.

With a deep understanding of economic issues and a background in regulation and public policy, Lance helps clients evaluate the impact of public sector developments on businesses, develop strategies to optimally manage that impact, and then beneficially influence regulatory and legislative outcomes. In this process, Lance normally works with a client's legal and public policy teams as well as the senior executives. He also advises clients on how to better utilize their membership in trade associations or business groups.

Lance also assists clients with crisis management; he has represented iconic American not-for-profit and major corporations in investigations conducted by Congress or administrative agencies.

Lance frequently evaluates and reviews the analysis of economists; he helps clients formulate key arguments and explain the economic analysis in a number of contexts, including as part of anti-trust reviews or advocacy regarding deal approval or as part of the regulatory rule-making process. He also brings that economic analysis in a dynamic way to legislative issues to help policymakers better understand a proposal's impact on an industry.

Prior to joining the firm, Lance served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He gained experience in all phases of the legislative process and conducted many negotiations with the White House and Executive Agencies.

Lance is a graduate of Harvard Law School; he earned both a Doctorate in Politics (D. Phil., the equivalent of a U.S. PhD) and a Masters in Economics (M.Phil.) while attending Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1991
  • D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1990
  • M.Phil., University of Oxford, 1987
  • B.S., University of South Dakota, 1985

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • South Dakota

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