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.