Christopher M. Tampio is a senior advisor in Dickstein Shapiro’s State Attorneys General Practice. Over the course of his two decades in government relations, he has represented the interests of numerous industries on both the state and federal level, handling labor, tax, finance, appropriations, immigration, health care, and small business issues, among many others.
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At Dickstein Shapiro, Chris continues his work as a political, policy, and government relations professional. He helps numerous business and association clients primarily at the state and local levels of government, and specializes in engagement with the State Attorneys General.
Chris uses his 20-plus years of experience to develop appropriate messages to elected officials at all levels of government. He is skilled at converting complex concepts into easy-to-understand language. Chris helps clients assess the political landscape surrounding the legislative and policy issues that these companies and associations often face.
His experience in managing multiple priorities and responding quickly to fast-changing developments is an asset to many of the clients he works with. He is also skilled at preparing high-level correspondence for external communications.
Prior to joining Dickstein Shapiro, Chris established the Washington, DC office of Parquet Public Affairs. As partner at Parquet between 2009 and 2011, he served as one of the firm’s chief federal and state lobbyists, working as part of a specialized team that handled 50-state issue management and engagement strategies for both industry associations and Fortune 500 companies.
From 2006 to 2009, Chris was the senior director of government relations for the National Association of Convenience Stores. He has also directed and managed policy for the National Association of Manufacturers, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and the National Restaurant Association.
Chris co-chaired the Small Business Fairness coalition as well as the Steering Committee for the National Coalition on Ergonomics and steering committee for the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act reform coalitions. He is a past member of the ANSI standard writing committee for safety management principles. He has also has worked on numerous political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels.