Practice

Federal Government Strategies

Advancing your legal, policy, and political objectives

Federal government policies can seem overly complex. In order to meet business goals, companies need legal counsel with a keen understanding of the wide breadth of federal law. Our attorneys and policy advisors have the knowledge and experience to help you make sense of the myriad federal government policies, regulations and oversight.

Our attorneys and policy advisors have developed a high degree of skill in the legislative and regulatory processes. We draft and analyze legislation; develop and coordinate legislative strategy and advocacy before Congress; prepare witnesses for hearings; represent clients in Congressional investigations; organize and coordinate advocacy coalitions; and monitor legislative activities, including hearings and committee markups, to keep our clients informed of the latest activities in Washington. We also help our clients in their dealings with the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies in complex rulemakings, adjudications and enforcements.

The core strength of our practice is the unsurpassed experience of our team, who have worked in senior-level positions in the Executive Branch, in the Congress, in regulatory and administrative agencies and in industry trade associations. This experience provides them with a unique breadth and depth of understanding and insight that underlies the value to our clients.

Experience

LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTHCARE

  • Advised a biopharma company on the development and enactment of the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) Act, which provides incentives to develop antibiotics for the treatment of life-threatening infectious diseases. 
  • Counseled and assisted leading biopharma companies on the development of the new approval pathway for biosimilars at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as new incentives for the development of innovative biotechnology medicines.
  • We provided counsel to a coalition of leading venture capital firms in support of Congress’ passage of the All-Hazards Preparedness Act, which created the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).

 

EDUCATION

  • Represented a leading proprietary higher education company in a multi-year investigation by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE & CONSTRUCTION

  • Helped a municipality secure federal funding for a major transportation-oriented development project with private developer agreements with investment commitments. 
  • Assisted a contractor with compliance strategy on U.S. Department of Transportation highway signage regulation.
  • We advised a national utility with compliance strategy on fleet registration and documentation.

 

ENERGY

  • Helped an oil and gas exploration company successfully defeat capital markets sanctions legislation that would have unjustly punished the company for participating in operations in a foreign nation. 

 

DISABILITY & SPECIAL POPULATIONS

  • Advocated on behalf of a national civil rights organization to assure the timely reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act, the largest publicly funded program dedicated to providing a wide range of community-based health and support services to people with HIV/AIDS.
  • Provided executive director leadership and policy development to Advance CLASS, a new 501c3 concerned with the long-term care issues of the disabled and the senior populations.
  • Provided leadership and policy development for the national office of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP).
  • We provided policy guidance and strategic planning for both regular education and special education clients in terms of federal legislation, including the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf.
Brian P. Carey

Partner

Washington, DC

Constance Garner

Senior Policy Director

Washington, DC

202.261.7305

Isa Mirza

Senior Advisor

Washington, DC

202.261.7379