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Jon Bouker

By Wes Calkin

Jon Bouker (he/him/his) is Co-Leader of the Government Relations practice at Arent Fox LLP. He represents clients before the government of the District of Columbia, Congress, and the White House and federal agencies. He is also Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Jon previously served as chief counsel and legislative director to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). He was the Democratic staff director for the House Subcommittee on the District of Columbia, where he played a central role in developing and passing historic legislation to spur the District’s revitalization. He also served as Congresswoman Norton’s lead staff person in shepherding the District’s annual budget through the House and Senate. Jon is the chair of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke Law School; co-chair of the District of Columbia Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission; co-Chair, along with DC Attorney General Karl Racine, of the Council for Court Excellence task force on securing local control of the District’s prison populations; and current pro bono counsel to the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission. Jon is also a Trustee of the Federal City Council and a member of the Mayor’s legal advisory team for DC statehood.