Russell Coleman, senior advisor and legal counsel to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, will join Frost Brown Todd LLC (FBT) and its government relations subsidiary, CivicPoint LLC.
Coleman will hold dual roles as a member of FBT, a six-state, full-service law firm with Kentucky offices in Louisville, Lexington and Florence, and as a Principal in CivicPoint, a government relations consulting firm guiding clients through state and local government affairs matters in mid-America since 2013.
Coleman, a Kentucky native, former Department of Justice staffer and FBI special agent, served the Majority Leader for the past five years in a variety of senior staff roles. FBT Chairman John Crockett says Coleman’s unique combination of government investigations expertise, legal background, political savvy and close relationships with many of Kentucky’s most senior leaders offers significant value to FBT and CivicPoint clients.
“Russell’s remarkable experiences at some of the highest levels of government, and his background at the FBI and Justice Department, will provide our clients with a unique blend of services,” said Crockett. “For decades, FBT has been one of the region’s preeminent law firms, serving clients in litigation, corporate structuring, and regulatory advocacy on a wide variety of issues and matters. Now with Russell and CivicPoint, we add more tools to the kit: lobbying at the state and federal level; political and campaign finance advice; crisis management and communications; community and media relations; internal investigations for due diligence and compliance challenges; and discrete competitive intelligence.”
“I’m excited to work with someone as respected in the law enforcement community and on both sides of the aisle as Russell Coleman,” stated FBT Member and CivicPoint Principal Jonathan Miller, who previously served as Kentucky’s State Treasurer and Chairman of the state Democratic Party. “Frost Brown Todd and CivicPoint are the only firms in Kentucky that offer a truly bi-partisan, integrated approach to solving public policy problems for our clients, and for counsel and advocacy on most all substantive matters. Russell fits our team perfectly.”
“Russell gives us the ability to cover the entire field,” says CivicPoint Managing Principal Tom Lee. “Along with our colleagues across the region—CivicPoint is now uniquely positioned to help clients advance their public policy goals in both Frankfort and Washington.”
Coleman begins work at FBT and CivicPoint on February 23.
CivicPoint, a subsidiary of Frost Brown Todd LLC, is a full-service public affairs firm that helps businesses, trade associations, and other organizations to work successfully in conjunction with state and local government in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia. CivicPoint provides clients and businesses with the services and confidence to support all aspects of government relations, from launching major initiatives to procurement and executive branch lobbying, to strategic public affairs counsel.