Birmingham’s Maynard Cooper expands, new office in Washington, D.C.

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Birmingham’s Maynard Cooper & Gale, a national, full-service law firm, is expanding its presence in the nation’s capital.

Located in Market Square at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, the new office will be home to a seasoned team of government relations professionals, as well as Maynard Cooper attorneys who frequently work in D.C. on behalf of the Firm’s clients. 

Daniel Wilson, Managing Shareholder of the Firm’s Huntsville, Ala. office will also serve as Managing Shareholder of the D.C. office.

“Opening a Washington, D.C. office of Maynard Cooper is a continuation of our strategic plan for expansion into national markets that directly align with the objectives of our clients and which allow us the opportunity to expand various national practice areas into thriving markets,” explained Maynard Cooper Chairman Greg Curran.

“The D.C. market is not new to us. We have had attorneys and government relations professionals supporting our clients’ business interests in D.C. for years, but with our growth over the past three years, including the opening of offices in San Francisco and New York, and the exposure those offices have created for us in international markets in Europe and Asia, Washington, D.C. has become an even more critical market for our Firm and our clients.”

Maynard Cooper says the opportunity to expand their presence in D.C. was bolstered by the recent additions of Bill Stiers and Drew Tharp to the Firm’s Governmental and Regulatory Affairs Practice.

Stiers, an accomplished lobbyist with over 30 years of experience in D.C. and international matters, joined Maynard Cooper from a southeast regional firm in the 4th quarter of 2017. Tharp joined the Firm in March and will focus on federal and international government relations. He spent the last seven years on the Hill as a Legislative Assistant, most recently serving as Military Legislative Assistant for a U.S. Representative. Tharp’s experience with the Department of Defense and Huntsville, Alabama defense community will enhance Maynard Cooper’s Government Solutions Practice.

Stiers and Tharp join Maynard Cooper’s long-time Federal Government Relations team members and government relations veterans Linda Maynor, Steve Still and Ted Hosp.