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Paige is an Associate in the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice group, located in the Dallas office. Her practice focus is assisting clients in the development of affordable housing. Prior to joining Coats Rose, Paige was an Assistant City Attorney with the City of Fort Worth, where she served as a member of the Real Estate and General Services sections. Paige advised the City of Fort Worth’s Neighborhood Services Department, Community Development Council, and the For...
Steve Simcox works at the intersection of policy, government, and politics. As former in-house counsel to government agency heads and elected officials, Steve knows what drives government decision-making and how to shape significant policy, regulatory, and political outcomes. Steve is a trusted legal advisor to individuals, businesses, public entities, and private organizations across the country on regulatory, procurement, and legislative matters. In addition, he represents companies and org...
Government Relations Practice Definition
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
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