Government Affairs

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Every organization feels the impact of government policies and decisions on some level with many facing public scrutiny. Those seeking a voice in state and federal policies need the ability to communicate directly with governing bodies, elected officials, and decision-makers.

With an established national and international Government Affairs practice, Dickinson Wright has advocated for clients at all levels of government, representing companies, trade groups, nonprofits, and other public entities. We provide government relations solutions to help you achieve your policy and regulatory goals.

Our Services

As a full-service law firm, with offices located across North America, including Washington D.C., Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, Nevada, Texas, and California, our government affairs team provides seamless legal representation to meet the needs of our clients. Our work includes:

• Developing and implementing legislative strategies
• 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

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