Practice Areas » Government Affairs and Relations
Members of our Government Affairs practice have been involved in a broad range of legislative and regulatory initiatives at the federal, state and local levels. Our practice leader served in the US House and PA State Senate, providing us with an insiders insights and contacts at all levels. The Firm is unique in this way. We have worked with extensively with the United States Congress, as well as the legislatures of multiple states, numerous local governments and authorities for many years.
Our involvement includes drafting legislation regarding such diverse areas as communications matters, immigration, financial markets, health care, organ transplantation, employment, transportation, pharmaceuticals, pension benefits and other matters. On numerous occasions, members of the Firm have assisted in securing appropriations and/or government grants, awards, loans or contracts for our clients.
The Firm's lawyers have relationships with our State Senators and Representatives, and Members of Congress, and also with the chairmen and ranking members of key committees on the federal and state levels. The practice attorneys routinely work with the members and staffs of these committees to effect the changes that will benefit our clients. The members of the Firm have also worked with the White House, various Governors’ and Mayors' offices and wide variety of advocacy groups.
Our experience includes the following:
- Drafted language for numerous bills and resolutions and for floor debate for members of Congress and Pennsylvania House and Senate.
- On behalf of a well-known retail outlet, utilizing Congressional assistance, we were able to secure permits for the retail outlet to operate in certain locations in the south.
- Actively worked the proposed legislative reform of the Hatch/Waxman process that governs brand name drugs, generic drugs and the Food and Drug Administration.
- The firm has been instrumental in securing millions of dollars through the congressional appropriations process for its client in the water resources business.