Tim Peckinpaugh’s practice focuses on energy, environmental, and natural resource legislative and funding issues.
Mr. Peckinpaugh has represented clients for thirty years in all aspects of energy policy, including nuclear, hydroelectric, coal, oil and natural gas, electricity, as well as a variety of clean technology and energy efficiency issues. He also represents major international corporations and local communities on Department of Energy nuclear cleanup, nuclear security, and contracting issues. In addition, Mr. Peckinpaugh represents regional chambers of commerce and companies from the Pacific Northwest on appropriations, grant funding, energy, technology, natural resource, and economic development opportunities.
Mr. Peckinpaugh provides assistance on appropriations and legislative drafting, and counsels many of the firm’s clients on campaign finance, lobbying, and governmental ethical issues. Finally, he is a previous chair of the firm’s public policy group and currently manages the K&L Gates Political Action Committee, one of the largest law firm PACs in the country.
Mr. Peckinpaugh came to the firm in 1985 from Capitol Hill, where he had five year’s experience as a professional staff aide to the House Science Committee, former U.S. Congressman Sid Morrison (R–WA), and the Republican Study Committee. While on the Hill, he focused on energy, natural resource, science, technology, and defense issues.
Mr. Peckinpaugh counsels several clients on corporate, political and governmental ethics issues. For more than 15 years, he has helped clients set up and manage Political Action Committees and advised them on federal election law compliance, lobby disclosure requirements, and rules regarding gift and travel for legislative and executive branch employees.
Mr. Peckinpaugh has conducted several seminars on compliance with the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007. He is also the principal author of “A Guide to Political and Lobbying Activities,” K&L Gates’ highly regarded and easy-to-understand government ethics guidebook, in addition to several alerts focused on government ethics issues.
Mr. Peckinpaugh came to the firm from Capitol Hill, where he had five years experience as a professional staff aide to the Science Committee, former U.S. Congressman Sid Morrison (R-WA), and the Republican Study Committee. While on the Hill, he focused on energy, natural resource, science and defense issues. In addition to government ethics, Mr. Peckinpaugh’s practice has focused on energy and environmental policy, appropriations, and the Pacific Northwest.