Federal, state, local and international laws and regulations have an undeniable impact on the well being of businesses, nonprofits, associations and individuals. Our Government Relations and Public Policy group offers decades of experience successfully petitioning governments on behalf of our clients for statutory and regulatory changes, as well as for inclusion in federal, state and local budgets.

We have experience working across party lines to accomplish our policy objectives. We also work directly with regulatory bodies, such as taxing and licensing authorities, to achieve efficient resolution to client concerns. On a customized basis, we coordinate government affairs strategies with legal advice and media relations consulting. We also create strategic alliances and grassroots campaigns when needed. Industries and issue areas in which we have expertise include aerospace, defense, manufacturing, tax, healthcare, financial services, education, transportation, housing finance, as well as others. We also frequently create working groups with other practice groups within the firm to leverage relevant expertise in a given issue area.

We have extensive experience in the field of tax policy risk management with services designed to provide advice on how to identify issues, develop and implement advocacy strategy, address the internal and external resources necessary to deliver successful results, and provide assurance to a client’s senior management and Board with respect to tax policy risk management.  Our services include information and strategic advice on US and international tax policy issues including Washington tax developments and the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.

Related Professionals

  • Legislative and Regulatory Drafting and Analysis
  • Federal, State and Local Budget Analysis and Advocacy
  • Preparing Comments to Legislation and Regulations
  • Preparing Testimony for Legislative Bodies
  • Coaching Executives Regarding Presentations to Policymakers
  • Responding to Regulatory Notices of Proposed Rulemaking
  • Integrated Legal-Public Policy Campaigns
  • Grassroots Campaigns
  • Forming Strategic Alliances and Coalitions
  • Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
  • Taxation
  • Non-profit and Tax Exempt Organizations
  • International Trade and Customs
  • International
  • Food and Drug
  • Restaurant, Food, Winemaking and Brewing