Government Affairs

Dickinson Wright’s Government Affairs practice provides clients with strategic planning and political support to achieve policy and regulatory goals. Our Government Affairs practice represents companies, trade groups, nonprofits and public entities before federal, state, and local governments. With dedicated offices in Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Canada.

Dickinson Wright’s advocacy experience includes:

• Developing and implementing legislative strategy

• Drafting legislation

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

• Arranging meetings with key government officials

• Preparing talking points, fact sheets and other positional documents

• Organizing support and guiding bills through the legislative process

• Preparing official public comment on proposed regulations

• 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