Working at the intersection of business and government, our bipartisan Government Affairs team is committed to helping clients achieve their business objectives. Bringing deep experience and industry insight, we identify legal and legislative issues that affect our clients’ businesses and provide regulatory and strategic counseling.
Our team of lawyers and public policy professionals have extensive familiarity with the nuances and processes of government. Members of our team have worked for current and former US presidents, held high-level posts in the Senate and House of Representatives, and served in state and local government. Our collective experience includes working on numerous political campaigns and holding leadership roles in both national political parties. We combine the resources and knowledge of one of the nation’s premier law firms with extensive networks and policymaking experience to provide clients with invaluable insight into dealing with the subtleties of government, maneuvering complex processes, and penetrating layers of bureaucracy.
Our clients come from a broad scope of industries ranging from healthcare, cannabis, and food and beverage to real estate, transportation, telecom, manufacturing and renewable energies. We regularly monitor legislative developments and undertake comprehensive analyses to assess and manage political and operational risks to provide our clients with information that informs their decision-making and offers solutions. Additionally, our team advises clients on strategies for coordinating media outreach and building relationships as they enter different markets.
We have an intimate knowledge of New Jersey government and deep relationships with political and industry leaders in the state. Clients benefit from our many relationships and our team members have served within the administrations of Governors Phil Murphy and Chris Christie. Team members have also led the offices of multiple state legislators, as well as the state’s largest regulatory authority. Several members of our team are registered government affairs agents in New Jersey.
We help our clients be active participants in the legislative process. Whether drafting legislation and creating new policy, amending existing regulations, or impacting pending legislation, we have the policy experience and connections to advocate for and ensure that our clients’ voices are heard by key decision makers. We represent clients before regulatory agencies and federal, state, and local lawmakers. Clients trust our team to help them inform and influence government decisions.
Political and Campaign Finance ComplianceOpen
Clients have come to rely on McCarter to advise them on New Jersey’s complex laws and regulations that may impact their business operations in relation to government contracts and the political process. We advise individuals, corporations, and senior executives on issues related to state and federal campaign finance laws and, drawing on our in-depth knowledge of these complex regulations, regularly help clients understand and remain compliant with disclosure and reporting requirements, contribution limits, and ethics and gift rules. McCarter understands the way campaign finance laws affect pay-to-play laws, and we work with clients to ensure that contributions do not affect their ability to secure government contracts. We also understand the laws and regulations governing political action committees (PACs) and advise clients on their creation and operation.