Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Time and again, companies who master the world of business must contend with complex legislative and regulatory developments. We regularly represent clients before Congress, Federal Departments, White House agencies and regulatory bodies.
The bipartisan experience of our practitioners prior to joining our firm is significant and beneficial to our clients. Our team members have served in a variety of roles in government, including as chiefs of staff and legislative directors in the U.S. Congress; as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; as acting General Counsel of the EPA; as Assistant Administrator of the EPA; and as senior officials and attorneys in the Department of Energy, the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and others.
We develop legislative strategies by analyzing policy and political issues as well as Congressional and constituent priorities. We look beyond conventional political wisdom to create approaches that draw on the subtleties and intricacies of policymaking. We work with Members’ offices and Committee staff to ensure that our clients have the opportunity to provide input at the beginning of the legislative process, and that their perspectives are considered and incorporated as legislation is developed.
We help clients manage regulatory challenges with the Executive Branch and Federal agencies, and translate our clients’ concerns to the language of regulators, protecting our clients’ interests so their businesses can thrive.
We assist clients in handling Congressional investigations from receipt of the first letter requesting information through testifying before a Congressional committee. We are adept at negotiating with Congressional staff, defining the terms of the inquiry, drafting and producing documents, working to preserve privileges and interfacing with the media, if needed.
We create coalitions and establish strategic partnerships with third-party supporters to advance our clients’ initiatives. We manage industry-wide coalitions that address policy and communications issues, and specialize in creative thinking to bring unexpected allies together.