As chair of the firm’s Public Policy department, Jeff Turner works with domestic and international clients to advance their business objectives by helping to block harmful legislation and regulations, by encouraging Congress and regulatory agencies to adopt favorable legislation and regulations, and by helping companies navigate the challenges of congressional investigations.
Mr. Turner focuses much of his practice on public policy issues related to energy legislation, telecommunications and copyright policy, sanctions policy, and a host of other public policy issues. In addition, he advises companies in connection with investments and transactions reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).Mr. Turner has led teams on “bet-the-company” projects, including many before Congress.
- Represents companies that have been or now are under investigation before the U.S. Congress, including the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
- Represented the Ad Hoc Deep Water Exploration and Production Coalition in successfully opposing legislation that would have negated contracts entered into by coalition members to develop leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
- Represented a major environmental organization in helping secure enactment of the RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012, pursuant to which potentially billions of dollars in fines from the Deepwater Horizon incident will be spent restoring the environment and economic health of the Gulf Coast Region.
- Represented, pro bono, the American Friends of the Czech Republic in securing adoption of a House resolution honoring Sir Nicholas Winton for saving 669 children from death camps on the eve of World War II.