Frederick P. Helm
Fred Helm is Vice President & Counsel in the Richmond office of Kemper Consulting. His practice focuses on lobbying the General Assembly and state government procurement. Mr. Helm provides successful procurement strategies in technology, health care, insurance, contracting and other areas. He advises clients concerning state agency priorities, the State Corporation Commission, regulatory matters, and effective business approaches. He testifies before the General Assembly and communicates well with the executive branch, using strong relationships developed over 14 years of private sector experience.
Before joining Kemper Consulting, Mr. Helm was a partner in a large law firm where his practice focused on state government relations — lobbying the Governor’s Office, state agencies, the General Assembly, and extensive procurement and regulatory matters.
Mr. Helm served in the administration of Governor George Allen as an Assistant Commissioner at a large state agency. He acted as the agency’s in-house legal and procurement counsel as well as primary legislative lobbyist.
Prior to his state government practice, Mr. Helm practiced law as a commercial litigation attorney at a large law firm in Alexandria, Virginia. He served as a law clerk for United States District Judge Claude M. Hilton, and as a legislative assistant to Congressman D. French Slaughter, Jr. of Virginia.
Governor McDonnell appointed Mr. Helm to serve on the Board of Directors of the Virginia State Lottery on July 5, 2013. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council for Adoption.
Mr. Helm has been recognized as one of Virginia’s Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, and was a member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.
Mr. Helm graduated from the University of Virginia. He received his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, where he was selected to serve on the William & Mary Law Review and received an American Jurisprudence Award.