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Director of Government Relations

John C. Reich

Our government is designed so that you have a voice. I make sure my clients are heard.

My Approach

I represent clients by advocating for their interests with legislators and regulators. I am passionate about the idea that, if you pay taxes, you contribute to the economy, and you are part of keeping society running, it seems obvious you should petition your government when you are being affected by the decisions they make. Regardless of your political stripe, people should have the right to advocate for their interests. I do my best to offer clients sound, quality representation that takes advantage of the process, strategic thinking and planning to use time and political capital efficiently.

In my free time, I like to hang out with my wife and two kids at our home in St. Paul, play music, and play ice hockey, even though I’m old and slow.

A Groundbreaking Moment in My Career

In 2016, our team represented the Mayo Clinic to amend state law to allow a world-renowned fetal surgeon to join Mayo’s staff. We worked with our client to draft legislation providing for a new form of licensure in Minnesota, which allows highly skilled, foreign-trained physicians to practice in Minnesota under certain circumstances. The legislation was brought forward with 10 days remaining in the 2016 legislative session and passed on the final day of the session. This doctor is an amazing individual, working miracles and giving expectant mothers hope when they have been told there are no other options. I’m proud of the work I did giving him, and others like him, the ability to practice in our country.

Practice Areas

Associations & Memberships

Saint Paul Planning Commission, St. Paul, MN

Member, 2017-2018

Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Board, City of St. Paul

Member, 2010-2014

St. Paul Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee


Head Coach, St. Paul Capitals Youth Hockey Association


Assistant Coach, St. Paul Capitals Youth Hockey Association


Assistant Coach, St. Paul Highland Ball Youth Baseball Association