Government Affairs

Dickinson Wright’s Government Affairs attorneys provide public and private industry clients with strategic policy and political support. Our attorneys represent companies, trade groups and nonprofits before federal, state, and local governments, including state legislatures and state executive agencies, to protect their interests in jurisdictions including Michigan, Ohio, Nevada, and Washington, D.C.

Dickinson Wright’s advocacy experience includes:

• Developing and implementing legislative strategy

• Drafting legislation

• Identifying the key elected officials (including legislators), regulators and other decision-makers that clients will need to educate on their important issues

• Arranging meetings with key policymakers and regulators for clients

• Preparing talking points, fact sheets and other positional documents for clients

• Guiding bills through the legislative process

• Testifying before legislative committees

• Monitoring bill drafts and committee hearings for potentially impactful legislation and providing clients with timely updates

• Preparing comments and amendment requests and presenting them to legislative members and committees

• Representing clients before state and local government agencies

• Monitoring and advising on federal, state and local political developments

• Drafting public statements, press releases, and op-eds for use with media