McDonald Hopkins Law Firm Continues to Expand: Attorney Matthew R. Cox Joins the Government Affairs Practice

Mar 09, 2011, 15:14 ET from McDonald Hopkins LLC

CLEVELAND, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Matthew R. Cox has joined the Government Affairs Practice as Of Counsel at McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm. He is based in the firm's Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio offices. With an extensive background in state government and politics, Cox advises business clients, public entities and nonprofits on a wide range of governmental matters, including issue lobbying, project management and economic development incentives. Before joining McDonald Hopkins, Cox was an attorney and registered lobbyist at the Tucker, Ellis & West law firm.  

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In the government arena, Cox served as Senior Deputy Attorney General with the Office of Attorney General Jim Petro, as well as a position with the Ohio Auditor of State. In 2010, he managed the successful State Issue 1 campaign, which renewed and extended the Ohio Third Frontier program through 2014. In politics, Cox has managed county and state campaigns and has served in significant roles in major campaigns since 1996.

"Matt Cox is an outstanding addition to our government affairs team," said Michael Caputo, principal and director of government affairs at McDonald Hopkins. "His experience in politics, government and law gives Matt the type of background that will develop insightful solutions for our clients." The Government Affairs Practice at McDonald Hopkins LLC helps identify ways the government can contribute a solution to a business challenge, such as complying with regulatory and legislative mandates, securing funding for an important project, or obtaining government contracts.

Cox serves as Vice Chair of the board of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, Chair of the Board of School Choice Ohio and is a member of the board of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland.

Cox received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995 from John Carroll University.

Matthew R. Cox can be reached at 216.348.5428 or

About McDonald Hopkins

McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and West Palm Beach. The firm's comprehensive legal services are provided by teams of specialized attorneys and professionals in areas such as business law, litigation, business restructuring and bankruptcy, estate planning, government affairs, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, and mergers and acquisitions. The president of McDonald Hopkins is Carl J. Grassi. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit

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