Doug Campbell has over twenty years’ experience in government relations, public affairs, and strategic counseling. He came to Washington in 1981 after four years of legal practice with Douglass, Davey & Cooper, Tallahassee, Florida, to serve under Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) as counsel to the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, where he focused on education and health issues. He was promoted to Majority Health Staff Director of the Committee and subsequently became Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
In 1987, he joined the Washington government relations operation of Fleishman-Hillard and added public relations and public affairs skills and experience to his legal and legislative background. Concentrated initially such healthcare clients as Syntex, the American Ambulance Association and Sandoz, Doug’s practice eventually diversified into technology and corporate issues. He has represented Novell, America Online, and Sony Electronics, among others, and he staffed the public affairs component of the Interactive Services Association’s Project Open , focused on preventing regulation of content on the Internet. On behalf of America Online, he was heavily involved in the negotiations that led to the landmark Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He also helped shape and manage the November 1997 Internet/Online Summit: Focus on Children , the first broad-based outreach partnership among the Internet industry, advocacy groups, and consumers.
He subsequently founded his own government relations consulting firm, where clients included AOL Time Warner, and the Internet Alliance, with emphasis on electronic privacy, data security and “spam” legislation. He coordinated IA’s Federal Policy Council and was point person for the Alliance’s negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission over the regulations for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. In 2002 he joined FH|GPC, and worked with such organizations as AOL Time Warner, the Auto-ID Center at MIT, and Ernst & Young on strategic counseling, crisis planning, advisory committee creation, and legislative affairs, before returning to Fleishman-Hillard in 2003.