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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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    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
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    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • 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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  • Location:
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Health Care Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Energy Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • 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:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Insurance Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental
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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:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal
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    Okemos, Michigan
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    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:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Municipal Law Litigation - Municipal
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Athens, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Municipal Education Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Municipal Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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John D. Delahanty was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John D. Delahanty

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
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    Government Relations Practice
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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:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Commercial Litigation Gaming Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Government Relations Practice
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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:
    Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    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:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law
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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:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Environmental 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:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Criminal Defense: White-Collar Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Government Contracts
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
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    Gaming Law Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law 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:
    Government Relations Practice Real Estate Law Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 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:
    Immigration Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • 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:
    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 Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental Government Contracts Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Environmental Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    New Albany, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • 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:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Litigation and Controversy - Tax Corporate Governance Law Reinsurance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Appellate Practice 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
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Administrative / Regulatory Law Tax Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Corporate Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    New Albany, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Government Relations Practice Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Qui Tam Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Health Care Law Qui Tam Law Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    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:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice Land Use and Zoning Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Energy Law Government Relations Practice Financial Services Regulation Law Insurance Law Banking and Finance 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:
    Government Relations Practice Privacy and Data Security Law
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  • Location:
    Topeka, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Government Relations Practice Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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Andrew C. Richner was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Andrew C. Richner

Clark Hill PLC
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
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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:
    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:
    Environmental Law Native American Law Oil and Gas Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Georgetown, Delaware
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Water Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Health Care Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    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:
    Government Relations Practice Environmental Law Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Government Relations Practice
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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:
    Public Finance Law Project Finance Law Municipal 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:
    Government Relations Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Insurance Law Government Relations Practice Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice
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Reginald M. Turner, Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Reginald M. Turner, Jr.

Clark Hill PLC
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Municipal Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Gaming Law Environmental Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Government Relations Practice

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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.