John has been Pierce Atwood's chief governmental relations attorney/lobbyist for over two decades and has more than 30 years of professional lobbying and governmental relations advocacy success before Maine's Legislature, administrative agencies and at the federal level with Maine's Congressional delegation. He brings a highly strategic approach to his advocacy in public policy development, governmental relations, and regulatory issues. His work focuses on assisting clients navigate through the increasingly complex convergence of government/legislative actions and business at all stages of development. John has been at the forefront of statewide statutory and regulatory policy development, offering practical and strategic advice in areas involving environmental issues; insurance; and business, economic development and tax matters. He also has long been involved with Maine politics and gubernatorial and referenda campaigns.
Having been born and raised in Maine, attended college in Maine and practiced in Maine for over three decades, John has developed numerous contacts and relationships with government and business leaders and industry associations.