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Government Affairs

Attorneys in the Government Affairs group offer a complete range of integrated public affairs services. The group works with private and public sector clients to identify legal and legislative issues that affect their businesses and provide them with regulatory and strategic counseling to help them achieve their objectives. In addition, the group advises clients on strategies for entering the markets served by the firm, including the coordination of media outreach and relationship marketing.

The Government Affairs group has extensive familiarity with the process of government and has worked with key individuals at the federal, state, and local levels. Many of the group's attorneys have played significant roles in government and various public sector initiatives and are skilled in anticipating and responding to the public policy challenges that may stand between clients and their business goals. The group's background and experience enables it to provide clients with invaluable insight into dealing with the media and the subtleties of government, maneuvering through complex processes and penetrating layers of bureaucracy.

Our attorneys work with clients concerned about the impact of existing and proposed state and federal laws and regulations to develop anticipatory and responsive strategies. We monitor legislative developments that affect our clients and their decision-making processes, and undertake a comprehensive analysis to effectively assess and manage political risk and provide appropriate solutions.

The Government Affairs group is committed to meeting our clients' government, media and business development objectives. The group's knowledge, insight and experience give it a significant advantage in serving clients' public sector needs in government relations.


Michael Kelly featured speaker with Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and other judges
University of Virginia Law School Annual National Trial Advocacy College, Charlottesville, Va.