Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Michael R. Murray joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Murray assists the firm's Governmental Affairs and Government Contracts groups and works out of Topeka, Kan.
"We are thrilled to have Mike join the firm," said Husch Blackwell Governmental Affairs Partner Adam Sachs. "He is one of those hard-working, highly respected public policy professionals who does his homework and shoots straight with everybody. He will be a perfect complement to the governmental affairs and public policy team which already have a significant capitol presence in Jefferson City, Mo., Lincoln, Neb., and Washington, D.C."
In conjunction with his work at Husch Blackwell, Murray is President of Topeka lobbying firm Capitol Advantage LLC (2010-present). Prior to that, he directed the Governmental Affairs departments for Sprint (1996-2006) and Embarq (2006-2010). While with Sprint, he managed Sprint Long Distance governmental affairs for several offices nationwide. Murray previously served as Special Assistant and then Administrative Assistant for U.S. Congresswoman Jan Meyers (R-Kansas) (1985-1997). He also worked as Congresswoman Meyers' Finance Director during her campaign (1984). Murray spent the early years of his career working on various political campaigns. One of his first positions was on staff for Bob Dole's first run for U.S. Senate (1968).
Murray received his B.S. in Political Science from Kansas State University (1970). He joined the U.S. Army Reserves upon graduating and served as a First Lieutenant in the Infantry until he received an Honorable Discharge (1970-1978).