Adam Jorde Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer as Senior Government Affairs Advisor

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (WBK) is pleased to announce Adam Jorde is joining the firm as a Senior Government Affairs Advisor in the Washington D.C. office. Adam joins the firm after serving as the Head of Government Affairs at Twilio, a leading customer engagement platform.

Adam brings over a decade of government relations expertise in the tech and telecom industry. In his role at Twilio, he developed and executed their government affairs strategy and served as a key player in shaping policy on a range of issues, including trusted communications, privacy, content moderation, AI, and FCC matters. WBK is excited to offer Adam’s deep understanding of the regulatory landscape and his ability to navigate complex issues to our clients.

Prior to his role at Twilio, Adam worked for NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association as Director of Government Affairs. While there, he focused on broadband deployment and FCC Universal Service issues, working closely with lawmakers to craft telecom provisions in bills such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the 2018 Farm Bill, and the Broadband DATA Act.

Additionally, Adam brings a wealth of Hill experience, having worked as a Communications Director, policy advisor, and a number of other roles for Congressman (now Senator) Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Senator John Thune (R-S.D.). During his tenure, he led on policy matters related to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

“Adam’s Washington communications policy career has spanned the House and Senate, a leading broadband association, and most recently Twilio,” said Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “His mix of political savvy, policy acumen, and problem-solving skills are a terrific fit for our clients.  We look forward to adding his drive, creativity, and experience to our team.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the highly respected team of attorneys and professionals at WBK,” said Adam Jorde. “As a previous client, I can’t speak highly enough for the individuals representing this top-tier firm. It’s clear why WBK is the gold-standard for legal and policy counsel across multiple industry sectors, and I am eager to leverage my government affairs experience working for Congress, trade groups, and tech companies groups to benefit our clients.”

Learn more about Adam here.