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Charles F. Bass is a member of the firm's Government Law & Policy group, focusing his practice on government policy and legislative matters throughout the federal government. Bass served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional district from 1995 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2013. Working with members of the firm's Government Law & Policy Practice, Bass's practice focuses on strategic advice and legislative advocacy. His expertise enables him to provide assistance with matters before the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate and Executive Branch agencies. During his 14-year tenure in Congress, Bass served on the Budget, Government Reform and Oversight, Transportation and Infrastructure, Intelligence, and Energy and Commerce Committees. He enjoys a reputation as a substantive and pragmatic legislator who has worked well with both Democrats and Republicans.

As a long-time member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Bass has extensive experience with public policy in such areas as energy, telecommunications, health care, environmental protection, consumer protection, privacy, data security and related issues. He is also part of the firm’s sovereign practice, providing expertise to nations seeking to improve relationships with Congress and the Administration.

In addition to his service in Congress, Bass served four years in the New Hampshire Senate, and six years as a State Representative. He also served as Chief of Staff to former Congressman David F. Emery from 1976-1979. In addition to his service in government, Bass also has extensive business experience as an entrepreneur.


  • Federal Government Policy
  • Energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • State Department, Foreign Relations
  • Consumer Protection and Privacy
  • Health Care
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental Policy


Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Best Lawyers in America, "Top Listed – Government Relations," 2018


  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 1974
˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.