Our Government Advocacy & Public Policy team advances the goals of corporations, associations, governments, and other organizations by understanding their interests, applying practical governmental and political experience and leveraging bipartisan relationships to ensure clients maximize their exposure and influence in Washington. Our lobbying practice efficiently leverages the deep-seated industry and technical expertise held by the 1000+ lawyers across the firm to provide government advocacy plans that are tailored to each client’s objectives. Our team includes well-known figures in public policy advocacy, each with decades of experience at the highest reaches of government, including practice chair Tom Spulak, Gov. Robert Ehrlich, Ambassador Lloyd Hand, Rep. Ander Crenshaw, Rep. Michael Andrews, Rep. Kendrick Meek, J.C. Boggs, Steve Kupka, and George Crawford.
We also work closely with the firm’s pre-eminent Congressional investigations team known for its representation of global brands as these corporations respond to high-profile and high-stakes Congressional investigations. Led by Ted Hester, Eleanor Hill, and Dan Donovan, the team effectively guides clients through the unique Congressional investigations experience while minimizing the legal and public relations risk these inquiries often pose.
Our team also provides counseling and representation on executive and congressional ethics as well as election law at the state and federal levels. Team members draw upon their extensive experience with highly technical congressional procedures which can be an invaluable factor in clients’ legislative victories.
NLJ “Influence 50”
Chambers USA 2017
US News & World Report
December 13, 2017
Tom Spulak comments on the DOJ requiring a Washington, D.C.-area radio station owner to register as a foreign agent after switching from bluegrass music to Russian-sponsored news and opinion
December 11, 2017
Mark Polston counsels the American Clinical Laboratory Association on its lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services over neglecting critical data in its fee-setting