Government Relations

This team brings a variety of key skills and experiences to effect legislative and regulatory action for its clients. We have extensive contacts with state and local policymakers and a range of substantive legal experience in order to represent clients in full-service legislative advocacy, monitoring and regulatory review

Examples of our client services include:

  • Negotiated Rulemaking/Regulatory Reform: We collaborate with federal, state and local regulators to negotiate effective, fair rules and assist clients in navigating SCC trade, health and safety, professional and environmental regulations.
  • Permitting Assistance: We work closely with the State Corporation Commission, local governments and other regulatory agency contacts to expedite the issuance of government licenses and permits.
  • Legislative and Regulatory Monitoring: We provide "early warning" services, as well as routine tracking of industry developments.
  • Inter-Governmental Cooperation: We coordinate government relations strategies among all three levels of government and between localities.
  • Liaison to Public Officials: We maintain strong, effective relationships with Virginia government officials, including the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and their staffs; Cabinet Secretaries, General Assembly members, the State Corporation Commission, state agency leadership, local governing bodies, and citizen board members.
  • Government Contracting: We assist clients in marketing goods and services to government entities.
  • Grassroots Response: We are capable of developing statewide grassroots support on issues with "rapid response" time.

We provide services in a variety of areas that include:

  • Energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Health Care
  • Real Estate/Land Use
  • Insurance
  • Government Contracting and Procurement
  • Public-Private Partnerships and Transportation/Infrastructure
  • Trade Associations
  • Taxation and Government Finance
  • Gaming
  • Voting Rights & Districts/Campaigning
  • Economic Development
  • Retirement Program and Annuities

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