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.

*[Not an Attorney]

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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

Recognitions

  • JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards: Top 10 Author in Healthcare (2020)

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
Democrats Face Key Test Vote on COVID-19 Relief Bill
By Christian B. Jones
February 22, 2021
House Democrats plan to vote as soon as Friday on their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, a key initial hurdle as they race to renew federal unemployment benefits, provide stimulus checks to millions of Americans and inject billions...
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Reconciliation Primer: Democrats March Toward COVID-19 Relief Bill
By Christian B. Jones
February 5, 2021
The Senate on Friday took the first step toward advancing filibuster-proof legislation that congressional Democrats hope to enact by mid-March that would include $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief and other policy priorities. Democrats are...
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Congress Grants SEC New Authority in Securities Fraud Cases
By Christian B. Jones
January 4, 2021
Congress voted to give the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sweeping new authority to prosecute violations by creating a 10-year statute of limitations for the agency to seek disgorgement of ill-gotten gains from securities fraud...
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Congress Targets $2.3 Trillion COVID-19 Relief, Government Funding Package
By Christian B. Jones
December 21, 2020
Congress is scheduled to wrap up legislative business only days before Christmas by voting on a $2.3 trillion package of COVID-19 relief and government spending amid reports that coronavirus infections are spiking nationwide and as the...
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: $1 Trillion Stimulus Next Up
By Christian B. Jones
March 19, 2020
The Senate is beginning to draft what likely will be the largest emergency relief and fiscal stimulus legislation in the country’s history – more than $1 trillion – to address the mushrooming coronavirus pandemic. The heart of the emerging...
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