Since leaving Capitol Hill, Fred Dombo has focused on Federal and state government relations matters. At O’Connor & Hannan he has advised clients on matters of Federal and State campaign finance and government ethics. He regularly advises clients on laws and regulations regarding permissable corporate activities and the formation and operation of political action committees. He has also practiced in the areas of immigration, white collar crime, and Native American legal and government relations issues.
Mr. Dombo began his career on Capitol Hill in 1991 as a Legislative Aide to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, under the leadership of Ranking Member Norman F. Lent of New York. He later served as Counsel to House Appropriations Committee member Michael P. Forbes of New York, where he was an associate staff member of the Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, State & Judiciary, Foreign Operations, and Energy & Water. He was also responsible for relations with party leadership on policy and political matters. Between his positions with the Commerce and Appropriations Committees, Mr. Dombo was Legislative Counsel to a non-profit legal reform organization, where he worked on a number of reform issues before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, including bankruptcy, securities litigation, product liability and inheritance taxes. There he also promoted these legal reform initiatives through television and radio interviews and public speaking. Mr. Dombo also authored the Superfund Cost Recovery Actions chapter of The Environmental Compliance Desk Reference, Copyright 1995 Clark Boardman Callaghan.
Mr. Dombo received his undergraduate degree in 1989 from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He earned his law degree at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, while working at the corporate and family law firm of Smigel, Anderson & Sacks.
Mr. Dombo has volunteered for several campaigns, including George W. Bush for President, Bob Dole for President, Rick Lazio for US Senate, Ellen Sauerbrey for Governor of Maryland, and Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert L. Livingston’s bid to become Speaker of the U.S. House. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of two charities - the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capitol Area Chapter and of One Day's Pay.