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1201 Main Street
22nd Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 540-7734
Fax: (803) 765-1243

Jeff Thordahl joined Copper Dome Strategies, LLC, a subsidiary of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., in December 2011 as a lobbyist and consultant. Mr. Thordahl is well-known in South Carolina government circles for his extensive experience with state and local government affairs. With experience in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Thordahl spent several years working in state government, held in-house positions with two Fortune 500 companies and most recently led a private consulting group based in Columbia, S.C., for seven years.

His lobbying practice concentrates on representing clients before the S.C. General Assembly, the Executive Branch including the cabinet agencies, other state agencies and local government bodies. In addition he maintains a good working relationship with several members of South Carolina’s U.S. Congressional delegation and staff members.

Mr. Thordahl has experience representing clients from various industries including energy, transportation, insurance, solid waste disposal, healthcare, information technology and professional associations. From grassroots efforts to direct lobbying, he guides clients through the legislative process.

Prior to his experience in private consulting, he was based in Columbia, S.C., working in the governmental relations department of CSX Transportation as the vice president of public affairs for the Carolinas. In this position, Mr. Thordahl was actively involved in state issues such as general tort reform and venue reform. He also traveled the Carolinas with a primary focus on local railroad issues and economic development projects.

Mr. Thordahl previously spent several years as the in-house state government representative for SCANA Corporation, a Fortune 500 energy-based holding company headquartered in the Midlands. He led SCANA’s legislative efforts at the South Carolina State House working closely with the other electric utilities on legislative matters.

He also served as executive assistant for governmental affairs and legal counsel to South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell. His His responsibilities included overseeing legislative insurance matters, serving as liaison for the governor with both bodies of the S.C. General Assembly and closely following any legislative issues with a major public policy impact.

During law school, and upon graduation, Mr. Thordahl was staff counsel for the S.C. Office of Senate Research. He worked closely with all 46 State Senators on a variety of issues, drafting legislation and working on the floor of the Senate drafting amendments to pending legislation.

Mr. Thordahl is based in the Columbia office of Copper Dome Strategies.


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