Williams & Jensen

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

Williams & Jensen is a Washington, D.C-based "government affairs firm," a law firm that engages primarily in lobbying for big business.

According to its web site, Williams & Jensen was co-founded in 1970 by J. D. Williams, a tax and business lobbyist in Washington, and the late Robert Jensen, who was "known for his antitrust, securities, and litigation experience."

Williams & Jensen focuses primarily on lobbying. They help companies and organizations in the U.S. and around the world influence American legislation and public policy processes. The firm's Web site boasts that its "record of winning in Washington has attracted a clientele of leading companies, trade associations, and institutions, many relying on the firm's services for more than three decades."[1]

One of the pricipals in William and Jensen is Benjamin Y. Cooper, who, for nearly 28 years, has been chief lobbyist for the Printing Industries of America. Cooper has served as executive vice president and head of the Washington, D.C. office. He currently heads the pro-junk mail front group Mail Moves America, and "works tirelessly" to prevent the passage of Do Not Mail legislation in various states across the nation. He has also founded and served as treasurer of PrintPAC, the industry's political action committee.


on its website Williams & Jensen lists what it describes as a "partial" and "representative listing of our legislative client base".[2] These include:

Contact Details

Williams & Jensen, PLLC
1155 21st Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 659-8201
Fax: (202) 659-5249

Website: http://www.williamsandjensen.com/home.asp

  1. Web site of William and Jensen, "About" page, accessed April 9, 2008
  2. [http://www.williamsandjensen.com/clients.asp "Clients"}, accessed April 2008.