Thomas Susman, Patron Fellow, was honored as the first-ever honoree of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics (NILE) on November 16th. The award recognizes his contributions to the field of lobbying and ethics over his career.
NILE is a non-partisan organization that is committed to fostering ethical lobbying practices and promoting the highest standards of professionalism in the lobbying profession. It also serves as a resource for lobbying professionals, as it offers training, education, and best practices to ensure that the profession maintains integrity and contributes positively to the democratic process.
Tom currently serves as the Strategic Advisor for the Governmental Affairs Office of the American Bar Association, a role he has been in since September 2018, though he has been with the ABA in other roles since 2008. He also previously worked for Ropes & Gray and served on Capitol Hill for over 11 years, spending time as Chief Counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure and General Counsel to the Antitrust Subcommittee and the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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