Cozen O’Connor: Bayh, Evan

Evan Bayh

Of Counsel

Washington, D.C.

(202) 747-0786

(202) 540-9724

Sen. Evan Bayh, a former two-term governor of Indiana (1989-1997) and U.S. Senator (1999-2011), serves as a senior adviser to Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies and as of counsel to Cozen O’Connor, where he provides strategic counsel to the firm’s legal and government relations clients, particularly those whose business goals are impacted by the actions of Congress, the executive branch, or by governors and legislators across the country.

As a moderate Democrat in the Senate, Sen. Bayh was a leader, working in a bipartisan manner to seek consensus on several key issues, including financial services reform and health care. He was also a leading voice advocating fiscal restraint on government spending. Sen. Bayh served on several committees, including Armed Services; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Energy and Natural Resources; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Aging; and Senate Intelligence.

Prior to being elected to the Senate, he was elected to two terms as governor of Indiana, where he enacted welfare reform, cut taxes, and brought about fiscal discipline to the state's budget. He also served as secretary of state in Indiana (1986-1989).

In 1982, Sen. Bayh clerked for the Honorable Judge James E. Noland of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Sen. Bayh received his bachelor’s degree in business with honors from Indiana University in 1978, and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1981.

In addition to his practice at Cozen O’Connor, Sen. Bayh is a senior adviser at Apollo Global Management in New York. Sen. Bayh also serves on the board of directors for Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Fifth Third Bank, Berry Global, Zenith American Solutions, and RLJ Lodging Trust.


Former Senator Evan Bayh Discusses This Week’s State of the Union on CNBC’s Squawk Box

February 06, 2019

Evan Bayh cohosted CNBC's Squawk Box and was joined by Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia to discuss the State of the Union address, the fight over the border wall, and the opioid epidemic.

Former Senator Evan Bayh Interview on Fox News' The Story with Martha MacCallum

October 29, 2018

Could the 1998 midterms foreshadow what to expect in 2018? Former Senator Evan Bayh, senior adviser to Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, discusses the parallels between the upcoming elections and the 1998 midterms on 'The Story.'

Former Senator Evan Bayh Interview on CNBC's Power Lunch

September 10, 2018

Former Senator Evan Bayh, senior adviser to Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch to discuss ten years after the economic crisis.

Former Senator Evan Bayh Discusses Senator McCain’s Life and Legacy of Service on CNBC’s Squawk Box

August 27, 2018

Former Senator Evan Bayh, senior adviser to Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss Senator John McCain’s life and incredible legacy of service to the country, as well as his experience serving with McCain on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Republicans are running uphill a bit, says former Indiana governor

August 07, 2018

On August 7, Evan Bayh appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss the special election in Ohio’s 12th District and what he sees as more evidence of a growing tide for the Democratic party in November.

Ex-US Sen. Evan Bayh Lands Cozen O’Connor Lobbying Gig

May 17, 2018

Evan Bayh, senior adviser to Cozen O'Connor's Public Strategies practice group, spoke to Law360 about joining Cozen O'Connor.

Former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh Joins Cozen O’Connor, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies

May 07, 2018

Senator Bayh Will Serve as a Senior Adviser to the Firm’s Public Strategies Group in Washington, D.C.


The Beltway Briefing – Welcome, Senator Evan Bayh

May 17, 2018

On today’s call, we welcomed a special guest – former two-term U.S. Senator and Governor of Indiana Evan Bayh, who recently joined Cozen O’Connor and Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies. Joining Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, and Blake Rutherford, Senator Bayh shared insights from his time serving on the Senate Intelligence Committee and underscored his support for the confirmation of Gina Haspel as the next Director of the CIA. The conversation touched on the Trump administration’s impact on international affairs, as well as the economy.

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Beltway Briefing: May 17

May 17, 2018 - Conference Call/Podcast


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Indiana University–Bloomington, B.S., with honors, 1978
  • Indiana
  • District of Columbia

Honorable Judge James E. Noland, U.S. District Court -- Southern District of Indiana