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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Litigation - Patent First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Patent Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Litigation - Trusts and Estates Copyright Law Trademark Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice DUI / DWI Defense Health Care Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Insurance Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Mass Tort Litigation Sports Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Government Contracts
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Health Care Law Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Arbitration Administrative / Regulatory Law Family Law Mediation Family Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Government Relations Practice Native American Law Mining Law Energy Law Environmental Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Construction Law Litigation - Construction Government Contracts
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Public Finance Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Sports Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Criminal Defense: White-Collar Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Contracts Construction Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Insurance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Municipal Administrative / Regulatory Law Environmental Law Appellate Practice Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Banking and Finance Law Government Relations Practice Corporate Law International Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Government Contracts
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Government Relations Practice Employment Law - Individuals Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Education Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Transportation Law Real Estate Law Economic Development Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Real Estate Environmental Law Real Estate Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Labor Law - Union Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Health Care Law Banking and Finance Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Trademark Law First Amendment Law Litigation - Real Estate Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Litigation - First Amendment Government Relations Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Privacy and Data Security Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Gaming Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Mediation Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Arbitration Mergers and Acquisitions Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Elder Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Financial Services Regulation Law Real Estate Law Trusts and Estates Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Native American Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Food and Beverage Law Franchise Law Government Relations Practice Trademark Law Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
Brad R. Cahoon was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Brad R. Cahoon

Dentons Durham Jones Pinegar
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Government Relations Practice Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Bethesda, Maryland Falls Church, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Tax Law Government Relations Practice Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Energy Law Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Insurance Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Government Relations Practice Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Municipal Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Food and Beverage Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Contracts Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Commercial Litigation Civil Rights Law Energy Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Media Law Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - Insurance Professional Malpractice Law Insurance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Government Relations Practice Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Government Contracts
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law International Trade and Finance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Finance Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Contracts Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Litigation - Health Care Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Government Contracts
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Government Relations Practice Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Tax Law Health Care Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Health Care Technology Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Government Contracts Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Education Law Corporate Compliance Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Madison, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Corporate Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Communications Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Municipal Law Utilities Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Water Law Economic Development Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Government Relations Practice Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Litigation - Real Estate Gaming Law Litigation - Construction Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Food and Beverage Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Contracts Environmental Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Municipal Bet-the-Company Litigation Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Gaming Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Economic Development Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    South Bend, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Banking and Finance Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securitization and Structured Finance Law Consumer Law Government Relations Practice Banking and Finance Law Financial Services Regulation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Government Relations Practice Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Construction Law Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Construction Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    New Albany, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Government Relations Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Litigation - Insurance Health Care Law Insurance Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Construction Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Government Relations Practice Leisure and Hospitality Law Communications Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Cannabis Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Public Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Public Finance Law Project Finance Law Government Relations Practice Economic Development Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Trusts and Estates Government Contracts Trusts and Estates Appellate Practice Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Mediation Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
Lawrence I. Fox was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Lawrence I. Fox

Lawrence I. Fox, Esq.
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Government Relations Practice Litigation - Municipal Copyright Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Admiralty and Maritime Law Government Contracts
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Utilities Law Timber Law Energy Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Leisure and Hospitality Law Water Law Securities Regulation Natural Resources Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Transportation Law Corporate Law Utilities Law Energy Law Public Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Food and Beverage Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Administrative / Regulatory Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
Maureen F. Gorsen was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Maureen F. Gorsen

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Litigation - Construction Oil and Gas Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Project Finance Law Government Relations Practice Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Public Finance Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Municipal Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Government Relations Practice Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Government Relations Practice Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Gaming Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Education Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Employment Law - Management Administrative / Regulatory Law Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2022
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Agriculture Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Government Relations Practice Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Cannabis Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Government Relations Practice Municipal Law Government Contracts Education Law Transportation Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Energy Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Government Relations Practice Corporate Law Real Estate Law Employment Law - Management Construction Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Union Land Use and Zoning Law Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Economic Development Law Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1999
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
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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.