Steven M. Kupka

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Association
  • Coalition & Nonprofit Services
  • Federal Government Affairs & Lobbying
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Ethics & Election Law
  • International
  • Public Policy
  • Regulatory & Government Affairs
  • State & Federal Regulatory Law
  • UK
  • Europe & Middle East
Contact InfoTelephone: 202-378-2300
Fax: 202.378.2319
University George Washington University, B.S., 1983
Law SchoolAmerican University, Washington College of Law, China Program, 1987; Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1989
Admitted1989, Nebraska; 1989, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; 1990, District of Columbia; 2005, U.S. Supreme Court; 1991, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Armed Forces

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association
•American Farm Bureau Federation
•District of Columbia Bar Association
•Nebraska State Bar Association
•Puerto Rico Farm Bureau
•United States Cattleman's Association
•World Presidents' Organization, Northeast Regional Board of Directors, 2012-present
•World Presidents' Organization, U.S. Capital Chapter, chair, 2008-2009
•Young Presidents' Organization, U.S. Capital Chapter, chair, 2008-2009
•YPO/WPO Food and Beverage Network


As managing partner of Husch Blackwell's Washington, D.C., office, Steve is well versed in public policy and understands the complexities of both the federal government and state and local issues. More important, he applies this unique knowledge for the advantage of food and agribusiness companies in:
•Regulatory compliance and enforcement issues by various departments and agencies of the federal government.
•Advocacy efforts before members of Congress on behalf of companies that produce, package and distribute food products.
•Advisory opinions for various rural agencies within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Steve's government and public policy credentials comprise work for the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as chief of staff to the mayor of Omaha and ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District in 1998.

Steve is a member of the Partner Board and is chair of the firm's political action committee (HB PAC).

Awards and Recognitions
•Young Presidents' Organization, Best of the Best Seminar Award, “Inside Washington Seminar,” 2013

Civic Involvement
•Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-present
•Bush for President Campaign, political liaison to the U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands), 1999-2001
•The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
•Museum Kampa, Prague, Czech Republic, Supervisory Board, 2008-2012
•Republican Governors Association Executive Roundtable Principal, 2014-present

•Advised clients on Rural Utilities Service loans at the Department of Agriculture.
•Assisted clients with financing and political risk insurance before the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
•Represented agribusiness interests before the House and Senate Agriculture Committees.

Business Insights

Business Insights
2.07.14 President Signs Long-Awaited Farm Bill: What You Need To Know
Food & Agribusiness Alert
1.03.13 Pulling U.S. Back from the Cliff, Congress Approves Tax and Spending Policies
12.06.12 Post-Election Update 2012
4.08.11 Government Shutdown 2011
2.16.10 Sentencing Commission Signals Change in Effective Compliance Program Requirements
2.09.10 Corporations and Unions Have the Right to Speak In Federal Elections

In The News
3.06.12 Young Presidents' Organization Honors Husch Blackwell's Steve Kupka with 2011 Best of the Best Personal Development Seminar Award
News Release
9.04.11 Puerto Rico Governor Visits Husch Blackwell's D.C. Office, Speaks on the Power of the Hispanic Vote
News Release
6.30.09 Husch Blackwell Sanders Hosts Meeting with Representatives of the Country of Mongolia
News Release

Profile Visibility
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Office Information

Steven M. Kupka

750 17th Street, NW, Suite 900
WashingtonDC 20006


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