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Bonnie J. Campbell, Esq.

Senior Counselor – Litigation & Crisis Communications

Bonnie J. Campbell was elected Attorney General of Iowa in 1990 and served with distinction through 1994.  She is the only woman to have held that office in her state. In 1995, she was selected by then-President Clinton to head the Justice Department’s newly created Violence Against Women Office. As Director, Campbell oversaw a $1.6 billion program to provide services and shelter to victims in local communities.

In 1996, Campbell was chosen to serve on the President’s Interagency Council on Women, chaired by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.  She also headed the Justice Department’s Working Group on Trafficking and was instrumental in the creation of a U.S. treaty with Italy to end the trafficking of women and girls.  She subsequently was appointed by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to represent the United States in international negotiations on the creation of an International Criminal Court.  She was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995, and has been a leading spokesperson on international human rights issues ever since. 

As a key official on crime and gender-equity issues during the Clinton Administration, Campbell emerged as a national leader for her work to bring victim-rights reform to the country’s criminal justice system.  In 1997, Campbell’s effectiveness led Time magazine to name her one of the “25 Most Influential People in America.”  Praising her for bringing “rock-solid credibility” to her job, Time called Campbell the “force behind a grass-roots shift in the way Americans view the victims--and perhaps more important, the perpetrators--of crimes against women.” 

Today, Campbell’s practice focuses on providing legal, crisis and reputation management counseling to businesses confronted with highly visible legal matters. Her vast experience provides a reasoned voice to clients as they navigate issues with the public, the media, and an array of government agencies, regulatory bodies and state attorneys general.

Campbell draws upon her extensive knowledge of politics and the law to develop communications strategies surrounding sensitive litigation and high-profile crisis issues.  She currently serves as an on-the-record spokesperson for numerous Fortune 500 companies facing reputation challenges. She has successfully represented her clients during countless interviews with such organizations as Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, National Public Radio and others.

Campbell is a frequent speaker on the subjects of domestic violence, victims’ rights, human rights, and international trafficking in human beings.  She has been featured in articles by People magazine, Time, The National Journal, US News and World Report, countless newspapers, and as a guest on television and radio news and talk shows.

Originally from Upstate New York, Campbell earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, and law degree from Drake University.  She lives and works in Des Moines, Iowa.


 

 

 

 

 

 


Gregg Perry

President

Peter Bartelme 
Senior Counselor- Media Relations

Bonnie J. Campbell, Esq.
Senior Counselor – Litigation & Crisis Communications

Siobhan Scalia Carroll
Senior Counselor

Audrey McClelland
Senior Counselor - Social Media

Laura Meade Kirk
Senior Counselor – Editorial Services

Peter G. Mirijanian
Senior Counselor – Media Relations/Strategy

Jeffrey B. Pine, Esq.
Senior Counselor – Litigation & Crisis Communications

Jane Porricelli
Senior Counselor - Social Media

 

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