Christian B. Jones

Senior Advisor

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Chris Jones worked for nearly 15 years on Capitol Hill as a senior congressional aide, in both the House and Senate, and for several members of Congress. As a chief of staff for eight years in the House, Chris led his office’s political, legislative and constituent-service initiatives. After leaving Capitol Hill, Chris served for seven years as president of Ferguson Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based government affairs and public policy consulting firm that served a range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, national trade associations and startup firms. Now at BakerHostetler, Chris helps to design targeted and personalized government affairs strategies for clients that are facing legislative risks from Congress or regulatory challenges from Executive Branch departments and agencies. He advocates directly with federal policymakers in Congress and the White House, and creates programs to cultivate legislative champions on behalf of clients.

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  • Designed and executed specific government affairs strategies on behalf of clients to engage federal policymakers, including pharmaceutical and medical technology manufacturers, financial services firms and energy companies. These strategies included partnering with allied stakeholders and managing industry coalitions.
  • Advised clients, including senior corporate executives, on congressional and executive branch developments related to healthcare and tax policy, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act and comprehensive tax reform.
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Experience

  • Designed and executed specific government affairs strategies on behalf of clients to engage federal policymakers, including pharmaceutical and medical technology manufacturers, financial services firms and energy companies. These strategies included partnering with allied stakeholders and managing industry coalitions.
  • Advised clients, including senior corporate executives, on congressional and executive branch developments related to healthcare and tax policy, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act and comprehensive tax reform.
  • On Capitol Hill, managed his congressional offices’ legislative, political and constituent service initiatives, and developed coalitions within Congress and of private interests off the Hill to successfully support and advance legislative initiatives. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Services

Prior Positions

  • Ferguson Strategies, LLC: President (2009 to 2016)
  • Congressman Mike Ferguson: Chief of Staff (2001 to 2009)
  • Congressman David McIntosh: Deputy Chief of Staff (1995 to 2001)
    • House Government Reform and Oversight Committee: Press Secretary (1995 to 2001)
  • Congressman John Myers: Press Secretary (1994 to 1995)
  • Kansas City Star: Political Reporter (1991 to 1992)

Admissions

  • [Not an Attorney]

Education

  • University of Missouri, School of Journalism

Blog

In The Blogs

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Ohio Clock
The Weekly Hill Update
May 14, 2018
Below is the federal policy team’s weekly Washington preview, published each Monday when Congress is in session. On Thursday, BakerHostetler hosts its 29th Annual Legislative Seminar. Mike Ferguson and the federal policy team will be...
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Ohio Clock
Government Contractors Could Benefit if Congress Quickly Finishes Spending Bills – But That's a Big ‘If'
By W. Barron A. Avery, Christian B. Jones
May 8, 2018
Republican lawmakers in the coming weeks hope to begin voting on several spending bills as the first step toward avoiding a politically embarrassing budget crisis before this fall’s midterm elections. For years, Congress’ chronic inability...
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Ohio Clock
The Weekly Hill Update
May 7, 2018
Below is the Federal Policy team’s weekly preview, published each Monday that Congress is in session. HEADLINES • Foreign policy is likely to lead headlines this week, as President Trump plans to decide whether the U.S. will remain in...
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Ohio Clock
Congress Unlikely to Approve New Tax Cuts this Year
April 24, 2018
President Trump and House Republicans are stepping up their calls for an additional round of tax relief this year, but procedural and political roadblocks are likely to thwart the GOP’s election-year tax plans. The sweeping $1.5 trillion...
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