Bruce Thompson (’94) named among North Carolina’s Top 10 political influencers

Bruce Thompson (’88, JD ’94) has been named as one of North Carolina’s Top 10 political influencers by Campaigns & Elections magazine. The magazine described Thompson as a “top lobbyist” in North Carolina.

The publication’s “Influencers 500″ list was chosen by a national panel who determined the most influential players in each state. Thompson was chosen based on his state and federal lobbying practice, his key role in advising the state’s top Democrats, and his involvement in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

“I was honored to receive this award and be recognized for the work I do for my clients,” Thompson said. “Lobbying allows me to incorporate a lifelong interest in politics into my legal practice.  I find that very rewarding both personally and professionally.  My professors at Wake Forest prepared me for this work by teaching me how the intersection of law and public policy can have a profound impact on our lives.”

Thompson received both his undergraduate degree and JD degree from Wake Forest University. He is currently a partner in the Raleigh office of Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein LLP. He concentrates his practice in governmental and regulatory activities, as well as focusing on economic development initiatives. Along with his partnership, he also serves as the leader of the Firm’s Government and Public Policy practice group.

Thompson is an expert in his field and constantly gets called upon for commentary from various news outlets. This is not the only recognition Thompson has been given over the years. He also has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” for Government Relations and Administrative Law and has been named to Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America list since 2008.