Former Florida Congressman McCollum Joins Baker & Hostetler

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Baker & Hostetler LLP

    WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Florida Congressman
 Bill McCollum has joined Baker & Hostetler LLP as a partner in the law firm's
 federal policy group.  Most recently, McCollum represented the people of
 Central Florida in the U.S. Congress for 20 years before retiring from the
 House of Representatives in January 2001.  McCollum will be based in the
 firm's Orlando office and will additionally have an office in Washington,
 D.C., representing clients who seek to resolve or avert federal policy-related
 concerns through Congressional or Administrative action.
     "Bill McCollum knows the legislative process and the people who shape our
 nation's policy," said Tom Ball, Orlando office managing partner. "From
 keeping clients abreast of pending legislation to ensuring their views are
 known in Washington, Bill is ideally qualified to represent the interests of
 our clients."
     A veteran member of the House Judiciary, Banking and Intelligence
 Committees, McCollum gained extensive experience on numerous issues including
 immigration, bankruptcy reform, intellectual property and financial services
 regulation. For several years, he served as vice-chairman of the Banking
 Committee. In the 101st, 102nd, and 103rd Congresses, McCollum was Vice
 Chairman of the House Republican Conference, one of five elected House GOP
 leadership positions. As Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on
 Crime, McCollum became known as the House of Representatives' foremost
 authority on crime.
     "We are very pleased to welcome Congressman McCollum to Baker &
 Hostetler," said William  Schweitzer, managing partner of the Baker &
 Hostetler office in Washington, D.C.  "His legislative experience and insight
 into the complex legislative issues facing clients strengthens our client
 services nationwide."
     Baker & Hostetler believes that McCollum's knowledge in the areas of
 privacy in banking, entertainment and media, as well as white collar crime and
 antitrust law may be particularly valuable to clients in today's economic
 environment.
     Prior to his election to Congress, McCollum practiced law in Orlando.
 Active in community and civic affairs, he has served on the Orange County
 (Florida) Bar Association's Executive Committee, and was Chairman of the
 Republican Executive Committee of Seminole County (Florida).  He is a member
 of the Kiwanis Club of Orlando and on the Steering Committee for the
 Partnership for a Drug-Free Florida.
     "I'm excited to join such a well respected firm as Baker & Hostetler,"
 said McCollum.  "During my years in Congress, the firm and its partners always
 enjoyed a reputation for integrity and hard work.  I'm confident my experience
 will help me contribute toward the firm's continuous efforts to strengthen an
 already intense commitment to clients.  It will also enable me to continue
 community involvement."
     McCollum earned his undergraduate (1965) and law degree (1968) from the
 University of Florida. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to
 1972 and retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander having served 24 years
 as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps.  He is a member of
 the American Legion, the Reserve Officers Association, the Naval Reserve
 Association and the Military Order of the World Wars. He is married to Ingrid
 Seebohm McCollum of Vestal, New York.  They have three sons:  Douglas (28),
 Justin (26) and Andrew (19).
     Bill McCollum joined the growing federal policy group of Baker & Hostetler
 as Advisor on Federal Affairs.  This practice represents clients who seek to
 resolve or avert federal policy-related concerns through Congressional or
 Administrative action.  The Baker & Hostetler federal policy group serves a
 broad array of clients and interests, ranging from numerous Fortune 100
 companies to newly formed entrepreneurial ventures to non-profit entities. The
 practice group includes both Republican and Democratic former members of
 Congress, Congressional staff, and Presidential appointees whose areas of
 expertise include tax, health, communications, trade, labor and other key
 policy subjects.
     Celebrating its 85th year in 2001, Baker & Hostetler LLP is a full-service
 law firm with more than 500 attorneys serving clients throughout the world.
 The firm has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Costa Mesa, Denver,
 Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, Washington, D.C., and an affiliated office in
 Sao Paulo, Brazil. For more information, visit the firm's website at
 www.bakerlaw.com .
 
 

SOURCE Baker & Hostetler LLP
    WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Florida Congressman
 Bill McCollum has joined Baker & Hostetler LLP as a partner in the law firm's
 federal policy group.  Most recently, McCollum represented the people of
 Central Florida in the U.S. Congress for 20 years before retiring from the
 House of Representatives in January 2001.  McCollum will be based in the
 firm's Orlando office and will additionally have an office in Washington,
 D.C., representing clients who seek to resolve or avert federal policy-related
 concerns through Congressional or Administrative action.
     "Bill McCollum knows the legislative process and the people who shape our
 nation's policy," said Tom Ball, Orlando office managing partner. "From
 keeping clients abreast of pending legislation to ensuring their views are
 known in Washington, Bill is ideally qualified to represent the interests of
 our clients."
     A veteran member of the House Judiciary, Banking and Intelligence
 Committees, McCollum gained extensive experience on numerous issues including
 immigration, bankruptcy reform, intellectual property and financial services
 regulation. For several years, he served as vice-chairman of the Banking
 Committee. In the 101st, 102nd, and 103rd Congresses, McCollum was Vice
 Chairman of the House Republican Conference, one of five elected House GOP
 leadership positions. As Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on
 Crime, McCollum became known as the House of Representatives' foremost
 authority on crime.
     "We are very pleased to welcome Congressman McCollum to Baker &
 Hostetler," said William  Schweitzer, managing partner of the Baker &
 Hostetler office in Washington, D.C.  "His legislative experience and insight
 into the complex legislative issues facing clients strengthens our client
 services nationwide."
     Baker & Hostetler believes that McCollum's knowledge in the areas of
 privacy in banking, entertainment and media, as well as white collar crime and
 antitrust law may be particularly valuable to clients in today's economic
 environment.
     Prior to his election to Congress, McCollum practiced law in Orlando.
 Active in community and civic affairs, he has served on the Orange County
 (Florida) Bar Association's Executive Committee, and was Chairman of the
 Republican Executive Committee of Seminole County (Florida).  He is a member
 of the Kiwanis Club of Orlando and on the Steering Committee for the
 Partnership for a Drug-Free Florida.
     "I'm excited to join such a well respected firm as Baker & Hostetler,"
 said McCollum.  "During my years in Congress, the firm and its partners always
 enjoyed a reputation for integrity and hard work.  I'm confident my experience
 will help me contribute toward the firm's continuous efforts to strengthen an
 already intense commitment to clients.  It will also enable me to continue
 community involvement."
     McCollum earned his undergraduate (1965) and law degree (1968) from the
 University of Florida. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to
 1972 and retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander having served 24 years
 as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps.  He is a member of
 the American Legion, the Reserve Officers Association, the Naval Reserve
 Association and the Military Order of the World Wars. He is married to Ingrid
 Seebohm McCollum of Vestal, New York.  They have three sons:  Douglas (28),
 Justin (26) and Andrew (19).
     Bill McCollum joined the growing federal policy group of Baker & Hostetler
 as Advisor on Federal Affairs.  This practice represents clients who seek to
 resolve or avert federal policy-related concerns through Congressional or
 Administrative action.  The Baker & Hostetler federal policy group serves a
 broad array of clients and interests, ranging from numerous Fortune 100
 companies to newly formed entrepreneurial ventures to non-profit entities. The
 practice group includes both Republican and Democratic former members of
 Congress, Congressional staff, and Presidential appointees whose areas of
 expertise include tax, health, communications, trade, labor and other key
 policy subjects.
     Celebrating its 85th year in 2001, Baker & Hostetler LLP is a full-service
 law firm with more than 500 attorneys serving clients throughout the world.
 The firm has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Costa Mesa, Denver,
 Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, Washington, D.C., and an affiliated office in
 Sao Paulo, Brazil. For more information, visit the firm's website at
 www.bakerlaw.com .
 
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