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Front Page - Friday, January 29, 2016

Attorney and government affairs professional joins Chambliss law firm

Nicole Osborn

Attorney Nicole Osborne has joined the law firm of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel. Osborne, an attorney and government affairs professional, will assist clients with government relations and public policy matters.

Osborne brings nearly ten years of experience to the firm, and will assist Chambliss clients with various strategic governmental, economic, and public policy matters, including legislative counsel, risk management, economic development incentives, PAC formation, coalition building, state and local representation, and relationship development. She has served numerous industries, including manufacturing, energy, environmental, municipal and government, and nonprofit.

Before joining Chambliss, Osborne worked for Tennessee American Water Company as government and regulatory affairs manager, where she spearheaded legislation to allow private water companies to have access to the State Revolving Loan Fund. She also previously practiced law at Meyers & Alterman in Washington, D.C., and served as the director of government affairs for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

Osborne has represented clients before the Tennessee Legislature, Congress, city councils, and numerous local, state, and federal agencies. Some of her work has included developing and implementing legislative and regulatory efforts in Tennessee and Georgia, leading crisis management tasks, and working with the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. In addition, she worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator John Warner, U.S. Senator George Allen, and the National Republican Congressional Committee, and she worked for the National Rifle Association.

Osborne serves the Chattanooga and state communities on numerous boards and councils. She is an appointed member of the City of Chattanooga Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board, and serves on the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Public Affairs Committee. She is a member of the Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women (SETLAW) and the Tennessee Lobbyist Association. Osborne also serves as a representative to the Tennessee Business Roundtable, and is on the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award Committee. Involved in numerous philanthropic organizations, Osborne volunteers for Girls Inc. of Chattanooga, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, the Humane Educational Society, and Junior League of Chattanooga.

Osborne received her law degree from Regent University School of Law. She graduated cum laude from Emory and Henry College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in mass communication and political science.

For more information about Osborne’s experience and services, visit chamblisslaw.com.

Source: Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel