Steven M. Kupka is a partner in King & Spalding’s Government Advocacy and Public Policy group. An expert on the complexities of public policy at the federal, state, and local government levels, Mr. Kupka focuses his practice on international trade promotion, foreign regulatory issues and foreign asset recovery efforts with a particular emphasis throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.
U.S. and foreign governmental entities turn to Mr. Kupka for specialized advice on myriad topics including infrastructure projects, regulatory compliance and enforcement issues. He also advises corporations on their advocacy efforts before Congress regarding legislative and regulatory issues and on various interagency rulings issued by the Office of Management and Budget.
Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Kupka was Managing Partner for the Washington, DC office of a national law firm where he also led the firm’s Public Policy, Regulatory, & Government Affairs group. His lobbying practice included a particular focus on the food & agribusiness industries.
Mr. Kupka’s extensive government and public policy credentials include work for The White House Office of Management and Budget, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. House of Representatives.
He also served as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Omaha and had leadership positions in several U.S. presidential campaigns in Nebraska. A member of the Republican Governors Association Executive Roundtable, Mr. Kupka also serves on the Board of Directors of the Boulder Crest Retreat for the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation.
- J.D., Creighton University School of Law
- B.S., George Washington University
- District of Columbia
- Supreme Court of the United States
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Executive Roundtable
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- Republican Governor Association
- YPO Gold, Northeast Regional Board of Directors, 2015-2016
- YPO Gold, U.S. Capital Chapter, chair, 2015-2016
- YPO, U.S. Capital Chapter, chair, 2008-2009
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