Hon. Alan K. SimpsonShareholder

Hon. Alan K. Simpson

The focus of Mr. Simpson's practice with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., is corporate, regulatory and government affairs.

Alan Simpson served in the U.S. Senate (R-Wyoming) from January 1979 to 1997, where he was the Assistant Republican Leader, 1984-1994; Chairman of the Subcommittee of Immigration and Refugee Policy of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1980-1984; Nuclear Regulation Subcommittee of Environmental and Public Works, 1980-1984; Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security and member of the Committee on Aging; Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, 1980-1984. From 1994-1996, he was a member of the Finance Committee; 1965-1977, Wyoming State Legislature, 1965-1978, Assistant Majority Leader, Majority Leader and Speaker Pro Tem.

Mr. Simpson served as Assistant Attorney General, State of Wyoming in 1959, and was City Attorney of Cody, Wyoming, from 1959-1969. Partner: Simpson & Simpson (with Milward L. Simpson); Simpson Kepler & Simpson, 1960-1978. Additionally, Mr. Simpson served in the U.S. Army, 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Armored Division "Hell on the Wheels" and 5th Division, U.S. Armed Forces, Germany.

Mr. Simpson is currently with the Washington Speakers Bureau in Washington, D.C. He is a very popular speaker and travels the country and abroad to speak to a wide variety of groups and associations regarding current affairs and politics in remarks entitled "Politics is a Contact Sport".

Mr. Simpson is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming.

Mr. Simpson was a member of the Board of Visitors for the Folger-Shakespeare Library and the Board of Regents, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. 1994-1996. From 1998 to 2000 Mr. Simpson was the Director of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; he was a Visiting Lecturer at the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy, 1997-2000.

Mr. Simpson served on the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1996 and he has been a member of the Screen Actor's Guild since 1994. He served on the Board of Directors for the Biogen Corporation (now BiogenIDEC Corporation), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997-2004 and he was a member of the Board of Directors of American Express Funds, now RiverSource Funds, a subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1997 through 2006.

Mr. Simpson is also a member of the External Advisory Council for BP America Inc.

Mr. Simpson is an Emeritus Trustee of the Grand Teton Music Festival, Jackson, Wyoming and was formerly a member of the Board for Pacificorp from 1997-2000.

In March 2010, Mr. Simpson was appointed by the President as the Co-Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and he served on the Iraq Study Group formed under the auspices of the congressionally chartered U.S. Institute of Peace in 2006.

Mr. Simpson was appointed in early 2006 to the Iraq Study Group formed under the auspices of the congressionally chartered U.S. Institute of Peace.

  • Practice Areas

  • Bar Admissions

    • Wyoming
    • U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Education

    • J.D., University of Wyoming, 1958
    • B.S., University of Wyoming, 1954
  • Authorship

    "Right in the Old Gazoo: A Lifetime of Scrapping with the Press," William Morrow and Co., New York City, 1996.

  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • Wyoming Bar Association
    • Member, Disciplinary Committee, Wyoming Bar Association, 1971
    • Park County Bar Association, Founding Member
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
    • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Founding Member (WTLA)
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