Jon S. Bouker

Jon S. Bouker Government Relations Lawyer Arentfox Schiff Law Firm
Partner and Government Relations Practice Co-Leader
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Professional Biography

Jon brings extensive experience in the US Congress, which he puts to work serving clients on a wide variety of general business and government relations matters.

He represents clients before Congress, the White House and federal agencies (particularly the General Services Administration), the government of the District of Columbia, and surrounding counties. Jon is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Client Work

Jon’s work on local projects has included:

  • Passage of the District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Development Act of 2014 authorizing DC United’s proposed new soccer stadium and surrounding mixed-use development

  • Passage of the Transportation Network Services Innovation Act of 2014 allowing “ride sharing” and other innovative transportation options in Washington, DC

  • Representing an education reform coalition in the enactment of the District of Columbia Education Research Practice Partnership Establishment Act

  • Representing a coalition of national capital arts organizations in the enactment of the Commission on the Arts and Humanities Funding and Restructuring Amendment Act

  • Passage of the historic “Federal and District of Columbia Government Real Property Act,” which transfers large parcels of land, including Poplar Point on the Anacostia River and Reservation 13 adjacent to RFK Stadium, from the federal government to the District government for economic development

  • Authorization of and funding for the first phase of the $4.5 billion Department of Homeland Security Headquarters consolidation

  • Passage of the $1.8 billion Southeast Federal Center (now known as “The Yards”)

  • Financing the District’s $700 million stadium for the Washington Nationals

  • Passage of $50 million revenue bond to renovate the Verizon Center

  • Securing $40 million for Arena Stage’s redevelopment in Southwest Washington

  • Approval of $40 million in tax increment financing (TIF) for the Corcoran Gallery of Art

  • Approval of $10 million in TIF for the Shakespeare Theatre

  • Appropriation of $5 million to support the construction of a new state of the art animal care facility in the District of Columbia

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