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Michael Hall Joins Ice Miller Public Affairs Group Michael Hall Joins Ice Miller Public Affairs Group

Michael Hall Joins Ice Miller Public Affairs Group

Ice Miller is pleased to announce the addition of partner Michael Hall to the firm’s Public Affairs Group. Hall brings more than 25 years of state and federal public policy and political experience to the firm’s Columbus, Ohio, office, where he will craft strategies and develop solutions to help clients navigate their government relations needs.

Hall most recently served as chief of staff to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. As part of his role in the DeWine Administration, Hall led the joint economic development efforts of the Governor’s staff, working in tandem with JobsOhio and cabinet agencies to help grow the microchip manufacturing industry in Ohio. Under his leadership, the state was successful in attracting major investments from companies like Intel Corporation, as well as expanding Ohio’s automotive industry into areas such as electric vehicle production. Hall also served as Governor DeWine’s policy director on the 2018 campaign. 

“We could not be more pleased to grow our team with the addition of an incredible professional like Michael Hall. His ability to build consensus and his pragmatic approach to public policy and economic development issues will be an immediate asset to our clients and transformational for our continued growth as a firm and as a practice group,” noted Michael B. Coleman, partner and former mayor of Columbus. 

Prior to serving as Governor DeWine’s chief of staff, Hall was partner at Ice Miller in the Public Affairs Group. He also worked in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office as director of outside counsel, where he represented all state agencies, constitutional offices, the legislature, universities, and retirement systems in Ohio. This included the representation of all securities fraud litigation and other complex class-action matters on behalf of the state. Hall also served as a member of the legal team for all public-private partnerships (P3) deals entered or contemplated by the Ohio Department of Transportation or a state university.

Hall previously served as a legislative assistant in the office of then-United States Senator Mike DeWine, where he focused on policy matters before the Senate Judiciary Committee and advised on the issues of telecommunications, transportation, agriculture, veterans’ affairs, and national defense.

“Ohio is a better place thanks to Michael Hall’s service in the DeWine Administration. We are thrilled to welcome him back to Ice Miller as someone who understands our firm culture and will make our collective team better at what we do,” said Ice Miller Columbus Office Managing Partner Catherine Strauss

“When it comes to assisting clients on public policy and economic development issues, there is no substitute for experience serving at the highest levels of government. Michael Hall’s deep understanding of policy and politics at the state, federal, and local levels cannot be overstated and will greatly enhance our capabilities as a firm in Ohio and across the country,” added Ice Miller Public Affairs Group chair and partner Lawren Mills.

The Ice Miller Public Affairs Group also recently announced the additions of Mariah Field as an associate, Joe Heaton as a senior director of public affairs, and Matt Oyster as of counsel. 

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