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    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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    Nashville, Tennessee
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    Government Relations Practice
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    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Insurance
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    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Health Care Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
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    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    International Trade and Finance Law Government Relations Practice
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    Charleston, West Virginia
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    Energy Law Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law
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    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Government Relations Practice Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
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    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Education Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
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    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
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    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
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    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Gaming Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Banking and Finance Administrative / Regulatory Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Government Relations Practice Banking and Finance Law
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    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Government Relations Practice
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Thomas A. Forbes was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Thomas A. Forbes

Butler Snow LLP
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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Galt Graydon was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Galt Graydon

The Graydon Group, L.L.C.
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
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    Government Relations Practice Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Contracts Government Relations Practice
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    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Gaming Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Government Relations Practice
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    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Reno, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Immigration Law
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Contracts Litigation - Environmental Government Relations Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Gaming Law
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  • Location:
    Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Mediation
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    New Albany, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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Andrea Cianchette Maker was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andrea Cianchette Maker

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Augusta, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Government Relations Practice Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation and Controversy - Tax Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Reinsurance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
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    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Government Relations Practice Insurance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    New Albany, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Securities Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Government Relations Practice Litigation - First Amendment Qui Tam Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Qui Tam Law Litigation - Antitrust Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Trenton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Banking and Finance Law Insurance Law Financial Services Regulation Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Privacy and Data Security Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Topeka, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Trenton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Admiralty and Maritime Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Government Relations Practice Native American Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Georgetown, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Water Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Water Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Trenton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Trenton, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Springfield, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Project Finance Law Public Finance Law Government Relations Practice Securitization and Structured Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Insurance Law Education Law Health Care Law

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Practice Area Definition

Government Relations Practice Definition

Public policy and government relations practitioners represent private companies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and any entities and individuals with issues relating to federal and state laws, regulations and policies. They give clients a voice in Congress and before federal, state, and local administrative agencies when they seek legislative or policy change that aligns with their business strategy. Client needs in this area vary greatly, given the complex, costly, and regularly changing nature of laws, regulations, and policies. A practitioner may work with a Fortune 500 company to address its specific concerns with a piece of legislation or a government regulation, or the lawyer may work with a local or state government and a government agency to address issues with an agency’s proposed rule.

The primary roles of the public policy and government relations practitioner are education and advocacy. Unlike more traditional lawyer roles, the advocacy of the public policy and government relations practitioner spans many congressional offices and various executive branch agencies, and/or their state counterparts. Public policy and government relations practitioners air issues before members of Congress and their staffs, as well as other legislative bodies and executive agencies that may have an interest in a particular piece of legislation or regulation. They ensure their clients’ grievances are heard and advocate on their clients’ behalf to modify or stop laws or regulations that adversely affect them.

Given the differing interests of the two houses of Congress, as well as those found in other lawmaking bodies in the federal, state and local levels, finding common ground that addresses all of the various issues raised is one of the biggest challenges. The successful practitioner is able to work with clients to express to the relevant governing bodies the consequences of a particular course of action in clear, concise and understandable terms. This is often accomplished by educating the applicable branch of government, either through meetings, the submission of written comments or some combination of these efforts.

Hon. Thomas M. Reynolds, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor

Douglas Dziak, Counsel

Sally Vastola, Strategic Policy Advisor

Nixon Peabody LLP

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Public policy and government relations practitioners represent private companies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and any entities and individuals with issues relating to federal and state laws, regulations and policies. They give clients a voice in Congress and before federal, state, and local administrative agencies when they seek legislative or policy change that aligns with their business strategy. Client needs in this area vary greatly, given the complex, costly, and regularly changing nature of laws, regulations, and policies. A practitioner may work with a Fortune 500 company to address its specific concerns with a piece of legislation or a government regulation, or the lawyer may work with a local or state government and a government agency to address issues with an agency’s proposed rule.

The primary roles of the public policy and government relations practitioner are education and advocacy. Unlike more traditional lawyer roles, the advocacy of the public policy and government relations practitioner spans many congressional offices and various executive branch agencies, and/or their state counterparts. Public policy and government relations practitioners air issues before members of Congress and their staffs, as well as other legislative bodies and executive agencies that may have an interest in a particular piece of legislation or regulation. They ensure their clients’ grievances are heard and advocate on their clients’ behalf to modify or stop laws or regulations that adversely affect them.

Given the differing interests of the two houses of Congress, as well as those found in other lawmaking bodies in the federal, state and local levels, finding common ground that addresses all of the various issues raised is one of the biggest challenges. The successful practitioner is able to work with clients to express to the relevant governing bodies the consequences of a particular course of action in clear, concise and understandable terms. This is often accomplished by educating the applicable branch of government, either through meetings, the submission of written comments or some combination of these efforts.