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Stephen J. Woodring

Government Relations Coordinator (non-lawyer)
Government Relations

Stephen J. Woodring Jr. joined the Adams and Reese Washington, DC office in 2015 and serves as a Government Relations Coordinator with the Government Relations practice team

Stephen has experience researching, analyzing and evaluating legislation and other government actions with potential to affect the client’s objectives, writing summary memos for firm lobbyists to educate clients about lawmakers, congressional and agency actions, and assessing political challenges and opportunities.

Stephen recently served as a research associate with American Continental Group and research analyst with Bloomberg BNA. At Bloomberg, Stephen prepared white papers on federal and state regulations for BBNA clients and corporate publications on a variety of topics, including healthcare, energy, environment, and transportation.

Stephen’s additional representative experience includes:

  • Served as a government relations intern with The Ferguson Group, analyzing federal legislative regulations and crafting policy memos for senior lobbyist clients on issues including agriculture, emergency management, renewable energy and transportation.
  • Located grant opportunities for municipal governments/nonprofit clients to secure federal funding for environment, transportation and water projects.
  • Served as a Legislative Intern for Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), acting as a liaison with constituents, interest groups, committee and agency staffs in assigned issue areas. Stephen tracked legislation through the committee, House floor, Senate and conference committee processes in assigned issue areas, and briefs the Congressman, specifically on issues to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
  • Served as a market research intern for AllTranstek, LLC, working on business proposals through analysis of rail transport, energy and financial market conditions.

In the community, during a stint with the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, Stephen spearheaded the Citizen Schools Apprenticeship Program, which engaged middle school students located in low-income communities in active learning by bringing new role models, from a variety of career fields, into students’ lives.

Stephen earned his masters of public administration from DePaul University in 2013, and he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Kansas, in 2006. He spent a summer studying international relations at Trinity Hall of Cambridge University.

Among the people Stephen most admires both professionally and personally are his older siblings: four brothers and one sister.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys playing basketball and watching Formula 1.

Stephen J. Woodring Jr. is not licensed to practice law.