Former U.S. Representative Ron Kind is a member of the firm’s Legislative & Public Policy practice. He serves as a senior strategic advisor to clients on significant legislative and policy issues that intersect with the business concerns at the forefront of the Congressional agenda. Rep. Kind’s policy work has a particular emphasis on the healthcare, life sciences, financial services/tax, trade and agricultural sectors.
During his 26 years as a member of the House of Representatives (D-WI), Rep. Kind was engaged at the highest level on a broad range of sensitive and complex legal and policy issues. He was involved in the passage of the Affordable Care Act and most other major healthcare legislation of the last 20 years, the Inflation Reduction Act, the 2021 infrastructure package, the CHIPS Act, multiple free trade agreements—including the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement—major tax and pension reform, and retirement legislation.
Rep. Kind served as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and its subcommittees on Health and Trade and was a member of the House Natural Resources, Budget, Education & Labor and Agriculture Committees. One of Congress’ most bipartisan members, Rep. Kind also served as chair of the solutions-oriented New Democrat Coalition and co-chaired the bi-partisan US-UK Caucus and the US-British Inter-parliamentary Caucus. He co-founded the House EU Caucus and co-chaired the Congressional Fitness Caucus, the Congressional Organic Caucus, the National Parks and Wildlife Refuge Caucus, Rural Healthcare Caucus, the Native American Caucus and the Upper Mississippi River Basin Task Force.
Over the years, Rep. Kind has assisted executives across a wide array of domestic and foreign corporations. Earlier in his career, Rep. Kind served as an assistant district attorney and a state special prosecutor in Wisconsin and spent three years as a corporate litigator in private practice.
- JD, University of Minnesota Law School, 1989
- MA, History & International Economics, London School of Economics, 1986, with honors
- AB, Government & Economics, Harvard University, 1985, with honors
- Member of US Congress, Wisconsin Third Congressional District
- Ways and Means Committee
- Budget Committee
- Subcommittees on Health and Tax
- Natural Resources Committee
- Education and Labor Committee
- Agriculture Committee
- Head, Congressional United Kingdom Caucus
- Chair of numerous bipartisan congressional caucuses