James B. Christian, Jr.

Senior Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

James B. Christian, Jr.

James B. Christian, Jr.

Senior Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Biography

James Christian engages in legislative and policy making projects encompassing a wide range of domestic and international issues. He focuses his practice on proposals affecting business regulation and tax issues covering a broad range of business activity, both in the Congress and before federal agencies.

He has assisted clients with mature public policy programs, as well as advised clients in the development of advocacy programs. In all of these projects, Mr. Christian assists clients in establishing and executing an effective public policy strategy and program designed for both short-term and long-run effectiveness. In conjunction with this representation, he advises clients with respect to compliance with federal election law, Lobbying Disclosure Act and Foreign Agents Registration Act matters. His experience as an Appropriations Committee staff member enables Mr. Christian to advise clients on the budgetary and parliamentary overlays that accompany virtually all legislative and public policy debates.

Mr. Christian has supervised projects which have established domestic regulatory regimes pursuant to international law; enacted precedent setting legislation which acquired privately-held natural resources for public use; and provided transition tax relief for entities threatened with government preemption. He has been involved in several aspects of major debates over energy, environmental, education and health care policy. Mr. Christian supervises the firm’s Lobbying Disclosure Act compliance program and was a contributor to the recently published ABA Lobbying Disclosure Act Manual, Fourth Edition.

Prior to joining Patton Boggs, Mr. Christian was legislative counsel to the Senate Appropriations Committee. In previous private practice, his practice emphasized commercial litigation and criminal defense.

Overview
RelSci Relationships

881

Number of Awards

2

Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals James B. Christian, Jr. likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Relationship likelihood: Average

Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Relationship likelihood: Average

Partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Relationship likelihood: Average

Global Managing Partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Relationship likelihood: Average

Co-Managing Partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Relationship likelihood: Average

Managing Partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Relationship likelihood: Average

Partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Relationship likelihood: Average

Partner at Lathrop & Gage LLP

Relationship likelihood: Average

Partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Relationship likelihood: Average

Partner at K&L Gates LLP

Relationship likelihood: Average

Paths to James B. Christian, Jr.
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
James B. Christian, Jr.
Senior Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1973

University of Arkansas School of Law is a school.

BA
Class of 1969

Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly the intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry and equality, compassion and excellence in all endeavors.

Career History
Senior Counsel
Current

Squire Patton Boggs combines sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of its clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. The firm's client base spans every type of business, both private and public, worldwide. Squire Patton Boggs advises a diverse mix of clients, from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments. In the private sector, the firm provides the full range of legal advice required to implement practical strategies and resolve disputes. In the public sector, it counsels governments on privatization of whole industries and on establishment of regulatory systems under which new private businesses can compete. Squire Patton Boggs also serves the regional needs of the countries and cities it calls home. Squire Patton Boggs has 44 offices located in 21 countries on five continents, and it also has strong working relationships with independent firms in Europe and Latin America. Its extensive practice and industry knowledge is shared via one of the most robust technology platforms in the legal business, as well as ongoing rotation of lawyers to our offices around the world. In addition, the firm applies knowledge- and project-management tools to implement continual business process improvements and enhance the value of its legal services. Squire Patton Boggs emphasizes quality, efficiency and alignment with client goals as core standards to continually improve its service delivery and the value of what its does for its clients. The firm encourages and manages processes and tools to improve pricing models, training and resource optimization, knowledge management and more, all centered on its core focus – delivering the services its clients want, when and where they want them and with the value they deserve.

Partner
Prior

Patton Boggs LLP provides legal services. Its practice areas include public policy, litigation, business law, administrative and regulatory, and intellectual property, each encompassing a range of specific areas of concentration. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Legislative Counsel
Prior

The Senate Appropriations Committee is the largest committee in the U.S. Senate, consisting of 30 members in the 111th Congress. Its role is defined by the U.S. Constitution, which requires "appropriations made by law" prior to the expenditure of any money from the Federal treasury. The Committee, chaired by Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis. Appropriations are limited to the levels set by a Budget Resolution, drafted by the Senate Budget Committee. 12 subcommittees are tasked with drafting legislation to allocate funds to government agencies within their jurisdictions. These subcommittees are responsible for reviewing the President's budget request, hearing testimony from government officials, and drafting the spending plans for the coming fiscal year. Their work is passed on to the full Senate Appropriations Committee, which may review and modify the bills and forward them to the full Senate for consideration. The Committee is also responsible for supplemental spending bills, which are sometimes needed in the middle of a fiscal year to compensate for emergency expenses. The Senate Appropriations Committee is located in S-128 of the Capitol.

Political Donations
$250
2011

Former Senator from Louisiana

$500
2010

Former Senator from Arkansas

$500
2010

Former Senator from Missouri

Awards & Honors
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the Arkansas Bar
Other Affiliations

James B. Christian, Jr. is affiliated with Squire Patton Boggs LLP, Patton Boggs LLP, Senate Committee on Appropriations

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by James B. Christian, Jr.. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of James B. Christian, Jr.'s profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and James B. Christian, Jr..