James Walsh is a government affairs counselor for K& L Gates in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to 2009. During his time in Congress, Mr. Walsh served in various positions and committees, including deputy Republican whip from 1994-2006 and as a member of the House Appropriations Committee from 1993-2009 where he served as chairman of four House Appropriations Subcommittees.
Prior to his election, Mr. Walsh served as director, adjunct professor/executive in residence at SUNY Institute of Technology, Telecommunications Institute, Marcy, New York from 1986-1988. Mr. Walsh served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal from 1970-1972 and with the New York Telephone Company/NYNEX, Syracuse, New York until 1986.