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Nossaman LLP

Frederick T. Dombo, III


T 202.887.1485
F 202.466.3215
1666 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006

Fred Dombo serves as Chair of Nossaman's Public Policy Practice Group. He advises clients on local, state, and federal pay to play, campaign and lobby laws, gift rules, ethics compliance, and investigations. Mr. Dombo also serves as a lobbyist for private and public sector clients on authorization and appropriations issues. He speaks widely on ethics and election law reform issues.

Mr. Dombo combines experience as an aide to Commerce and Appropriations Committee Members with nearly 20 years of private practice experience to provide clients with cost effective advice on the legal and political implications of their government relations activities. He has been active in many presidential nominating conventions and political campaigns, and has supported candidates for state and national offices.

Mr. Dombo serves on Nossaman's Executive and Political Contributions Committees.

Representative Work

Ethics and Election Law Compliance
Established state and federal pay to play compliance programs for companies in the financial services, retail, and other industries and remains involved in all compliance aspects of their administration and operation. 

Defended Fortune 100 financial services company during Congressional committee investigations and investigations conducted by the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Created Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance program applicable to vendors in India working for client, a US coalition of healthcare organizations; created and administered FCPA compliance training of client and vendors operating in India.

Established federal political action committees (PACs) for corporations and trade associations, and remains involved in all aspects of PAC operation and growth.

Established state and local political committees and ballot issue/question committees for corporations and trade associations, and remains involved in all aspects of administration and operation.

Advising corporations and trade associations with compliance on local, state, and federal lobbying, ethics and conflict of interest laws, regulations, and rules.

Presented best practices for dealing with elected and appointed officials, at all levels of government, to chief officers at dozens of corporations and trade associations. 

Government Relations

Secured, with the 9/11 legacy volunteer organization, the first Presidential proclamation and Congressional resolution acknowledging 9/11 as a day of volunteerism.  Similarly secure commitments from the Obama, McCain, and Romney campaigns to abstain from critical campaign advertisements on 9/11.

Protecting contract American furniture company holds with the United States government.

Represent the U.S. Park Police Fraternal Order of Police on retirement and criminal justice matters; as well as Congressional inquiries regarding force operations and equipment.

Led campaign that secured multi-million dollar appropriation for a citrus growers association to combat citrus canker disease. 

Successfully devised and implemented strategy for town government to retain an oceanfront parcel of land threatened with federal reversion.

Part of team that obtained several million dollars of appropriations for construction of an environmental cap over highway expansion project to preserve continuity of an urban village.  

Lobbied key Congressional committees and leadership on behalf of coalition of corporate and trade association clients in negotiations on the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.

Represented pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors on an array of Medicare reimbursement issues.

Represented pharmaceutical industry clients on drug safety and importation issues.

Awards & Honors

SABRE Certificate of Excellence, Congress Passes Resolution to Designate 9/11 as National Day of Service, 2004

Frederick T. Dombo, III
Frederick T. Dombo, III



J.D., Widener University School of Law, 1992

B.A., Drew University, 1989


District of Columbia

New York

Professional Affiliations, Advisory Board Member

Federalist Society

Awards & Honors

SABRE Certificate of Excellence, Congress Passes Resolution to Designate 9/11 as National Day of Service, 2004

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