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Stephen E. Merrill

Of Counsel, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Chairman, Bingham Consulting LLC

As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Stephen Merrill, the former governor and attorney general of New Hampshire, is Chairman of Bingham Consulting. He is also co-chair of the Society of Attorneys General Emeritus. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the practice of law in both private practice and public policy litigation.

Stephen represents Fortune 500 companies in complex, multistate matters. He develops and implements effective strategies for the business community dealing with regulatory, litigation and compliance issues. He has spoken widely about the growing influence of governors, attorneys general and state legislatures in defining the prevailing regulatory and legal issues confronting the business community. He represents clients in developing and executing strategies for addressing the legal and political risks companies face.

He was twice selected as the “most fiscally responsible governor in America” by the Wall Street Journal/CATO Institute, the only governor to receive the award more than once. He was also one of the most popular elected officials in the state’s history, yet he voluntarily retired from politics with a 70 percent popularity rating to build a state government consulting firm. He is the recipient of honorary academic degrees, including doctorates for civic and educational achievements. He received the ”Distinguished Citizen of the Year” award from New Hampshire’s Daniel Webster Council.

Awards & Honors

  • Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • Georgetown Law Fellow
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of New Hampshire
  • Ford Foundation Scholar, University of New Hampshire

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