Christopher M. Giblin

Principal at Ogilvy Government Relations

Christopher M. Giblin

Christopher M. Giblin

Principal at Ogilvy Government Relations

Biography

Chris Giblin is a principal at Ogilvy Government Relations, one of Washington’s most respected bipartisan government relations firms. Giblin has been a long-time advisor to political leaders within the Legislative branch and currently provides counsel to many Fortune 500 companies on government relations and political strategy. With deep expertise of the issues and political imperatives of the legislative and regulatory agenda, Giblin provides unparalleled service to Ogilvy Government Relations’ clients.

Giblin specializes in initiatives focused around the House Republicans, House Republican leadership, Energy and Commerce Committee and House Financial Services Committee. He has been involved in every major piece of energy legisla- tion for the past 15 years and brings a sharp understanding of the various, complex aspects of the new policy initiatives that will shape the nation’s future.

Specifically, during the California energy crisis, Giblin acted as a key strategist for a Fortune 100 company as it worked with state and federal legislators and regulators to ensure electricity became reliable and affordable again to consumers. He represented another Fortune 100 company during the Gulf oil spill of 2010. In this capacity, he helped educate state and federal officials as to the positive effects of certain products used to minimize the damage associated with the incident.

Prior to joining Ogilvy Government Relations, Giblin served as chief of staff to Congressman John Carter (R-TX). Giblin oversaw the Congressman’s reelection to the House Republican Steering Committee and election to the prestigious House Appropriations Committee. Before joining Congressman Carter’s office, Giblin served as legislative director for Congressman Charlie Norwood (R-GA) and as a legislative assistant to Congressman Jack Fields (R-TX), both members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. In these roles, he handled energy, environment, telecommunications and health care issues.

Giblin serves as a member of Club 218, which works closely with the National Republican Campaign Committee to strategize and help Republicans keep a House majority. He also served on the McCainPalin 2008 congressional outreach team.

A native of Washington, DC, Giblin received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Washington and Lee University.

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Bachelor's Degree in Journalism

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for two of the most influential men in American history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose presidency and innovative leadership brought the University into the national limelight. The University is located in the historic city of Lexington (population 7,000) in the Great Valley of Virginia about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. W&L’s 35 principal buildings include the picturesque Washington College group forming the Colonnade facing Lee Chapel, where Robert E. Lee is buried. The Colonnade and Lee Chapel are National Historic Landmarks. New or recently renovated buildings include the John W. Elrod University Commons, the journalism department's Reid Hall, the Doremus fitness center and Wilson Hall, the fine arts and music center. Academic Divisions Washington and Lee is composed of two undergraduate divisions, the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics; and a graduate School of Law. The undergraduate institution offers 40 majors, 20 minors and more than 1,100 courses—an enviable curriculum for a school of only 1,770 undergraduate students. W&L also features the only fully-accredited business school and fully-accredited journalism program among the nation's top-tier liberal arts colleges. The School of Law, one of the smallest nationally recognized legal programs in the country at about 400 students, has its own dean and faculty. It offers the Juris Doctor degree and, for international law graduates, the Master of Laws degree in United States Law. Faculty and Students As one of the nation's best teaching colleges, W&L places a high priority on recruiting and retaining a top-notch faculty. Virtually all of the University's professors hold the Ph.D. degree or equivalent earned doctoral degree, and all faculty members are active in continuing self-development as scholars and teachers. There are no teaching assistants. The average class size is 16 students, and nearly one-fourth of all classes have no more than 10 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. W&L is also notable for its national and international student body. W&L's students live in 48 states and the District of Columbia and hold citizenships in 47 other countries. About 14 percent of undergraduates come from Virginia, with large numbers of students arriving from Maryland, Texas, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania and California. Student Life Once on campus, W&L students are highly involved in student government, athletics and student activities. The University fields 24 NCAA Division III sports, including the 2007 national champions in women's tennis. Students can also participate in over 125 clubs and organizations, including a student newspaper, a broadcast radio station, and cable television station. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of the University is its student run Honor System, and the environment that it creates on campus and in Lexington. Students at W&L enjoy unparalleled academic and social freedom. Undergraduates typically schedule their own final examinations, all students take their exams unsupervised, personal property is generally safe on campus, most University buildings remain open twenty-four hours per day, and a student’s word is accepted and respected both on campus and in the community. Since its inception, the Honor System has fostered a sense of community and trust that continues to enhance the lives of Washington and Lee students, during enrollment at Washington and Lee and in their later personal and professional lives.

Career History
Principal
Current

OGR represents leading corporations and institutions with legislative and regulatory concerns. We have expertise in the full range of policy issues debated in Washington, including energy, healthcare, transportation, financial services, technology, defense and tax policy. OGR represents dozens of large corporations and major trade associations with broad agendas. We also assist smaller companies and non-profits with very specific and target objectives. We have a proven track record of success affecting the decisions made by federal legislators and regulatory agencies. We represent domestic and foreign entities involved in CFIUS transactions and related proceedings and we often work with law firms representing our clients in litigation support. We work closely with media and public relations firms doing grassroots work, coalition building, crisis response and reputation management. Collaborative Process We are committed to the core value that all of OGR’s clients have access to our entire lobbying team. We work in a collaborative fashion where all of our resources are called upon as required to serve the needs of our clients. We don’t have junior associates handling our clients’ business. Our lobbyists offer high-level strategic thinking with an understanding that effective representation in Washington requires “boots on the ground.” We approach our work with the discipline of a political campaign, bringing the immediate objectives in alignment with broader defined outreach initiatives. Political Engagement All of our lobbyists are engaged in the business of politics. We are involved with national campaign organizations such as the DNC, RNC, DSCC, NRSC, DCCC and NRCC, as well as with Congressional member organizations and caucuses. We provide senior level counsel to members of Congress and candidates for public office and we develop political outreach strategies for our clients, including PAC management and guidance on the allocation of political resources. Discretion We recognize that effective representation for many of our clients requires the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion. And we realize that as agents to our clients, our activities and can reflect on their reputation and brand. As such, our lobbyists are fastidious in their adherence to all disclosure and reporting requirements related to lobbying and campaign contributions and to make sure that our clients are properly advised on current laws and regulations.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
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Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $4,999
2014

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Political Donations
$500
2018

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

$500
2018

Representative from Georgia's 7th Congressional District

$1,000
2018

Representative from Texas's 31st Congressional District

Awards & Honors
2015
The Hill – Top Lobbyists, Hired Guns
2015
The Hill – Top Lobbyists, Hired Guns
2014
The Hill – Top Lobbyists, Hired Guns
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