Thomas Knapp

Thomas Knapp


Experienced legal advisor on public policy issues concerning energy, climate change, natural resources, transportation and labor and employment matters. Experienced general counsel for public companies. Highly accomplished attorney with over 20 years experience in regulatory, M&A, strategic business planning, contracts administration, corporate governance, ethics compliance, litigation, and employment and labor law. Strategic thinker with excellent judgment and management skills. Successful career demonstrated by senior level positions in Fortune 500 companies and law firm.

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2008 - Present


Knapp Law Firm

The Knapp Law Firm is based in Washington, DC and provides government affairs and public policy advice and counsel to clients before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies and departments in matters involving energy, natural resources, climate change, transportation, and labor and employment law. In addition, outside general counsel services can be provided at a flat rate to those clients which have a need for a general counsel to coordinate, supervise and manage the legal function and corporate governance of a company which currently does not have such a position in-house.

Mar 2003 - Aug 2008

Vice President General Counsel & Secretary

NorthWestern Energy
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May 1998 - Dec 2000

Assistant General Counsel

The Boeing Company
Chief Labor Counsel
Sep 1980 - Dec 1995

Labor Counsel

Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company
Started in the Chicago Regional Law Office and then transferred to the headquarters office in Fort Worth, TX


1974 - 1977


Loyola University Chicago School of Law
1970 - 1974