Project Description

Josh Kardon


Josh Kardon’s 21 years as a Senate chief of staff, investigative subcommittee staff director, legislative director, and campaign strategist is now put to use for a diverse set of corporate and non-profit clients as a partner at Capitol Counsel, LLC. Kardon has a reputation as a highly-valued political adviser “equally well known in Oregon and Washington [D.C.] for his political acumen,” according to The Oregonian newspaper. He served for 18 years as chief of staff to Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR); subcommittee staff director for Reps. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and John Conyers (D-MI); Oregon Chair, Hillary Clinton for President, 2008; and senior campaign adviser for many Oregon elected officials over the years, including Senator Wyden and Oregon Governors John Kitzhaber and Ted Kulongoski. Since 2011, Kardon has advised corporate and non-profit clients interested in trade, taxation, energy, natural resources/conservation, health care, technology, tribal, financial services, and transportation issues. Additionally, he has served as the lead congressional lobbyist in a variety of trade cases and congressional investigations, and advised a variety of clients facing complex litigation challenges.