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Legislative and Public Policy

Our Legislative and Public Policy practice operates at the intersection of public policy and law, providing strategic advice and counsel and direct legislative and executive branch governmental affairs services on a host of issues critical to our clients' successes. Our attorneys and senior legislative advisors have served in key positions in the government and maintain strong ties with key policymakers. They bring a sophisticated understanding of the pivotal relationship between government and business to the clients they serve. The hallmark of our Legislative and Public Policy practice is our focus on clients with complex legal and public policy challenges.

In February 2017, Bloomberg Government ranked our lobbying group in the top five of all law firm lobby shops. Four of our lobbyists are recognized by The Hill newspaper as among Washington's top 100 "Hired Guns," making Arnold & Porter one of just four law firms with more than three lobbyists named to the list, and one of just two law firms with two female lobbyists named to the list. Additionally, our firm is likely the largest AmLaw 100 lobbying practice where a majority of the registered lobbyists are women. The Legislative and Public Policy practice represents a cross-section of the nation's most recognizable companies, associations, and organizations in a number of key industries and sectors, with a particularly strong focus on the healthcare/life sciences, insurance, energy, trade, high-tech, financial services, and education sectors. Our law firm, including our legislative team, has exceptionally deep experience assisting foreign sovereign states and international multilateral organizations drawing policy goals in Washington, DC. Our seasoned Legislative and Public Policy team achieves results because we offer clients:

  • Experience. We have represented clients on high-profile and often precedent-setting policy matters for more than 70 years.
  • Judgment. The complex "hot button" issues we tackle require deft political handling and sensitivity to the impact that policy battles have in other areas, such as litigation risk management, business reputation, the media, and the marketplace.
  • Seasoned Team. The Legislative and Public Policy team has extensive experience working with Capitol Hill and the administration. The group includes a former US Senator (Senator Christopher J. Dodd), Capitol Hill and administration staff. In addition, the team draws upon the substantive experience of lawyers throughout the firm.
  • Experience in Government Affairs Compliance and Oversight Investigations. We counsel clients on the rules regarding campaign activity, lobbying law, and political contributions, so clients can fully and lawfully engage in the political process. We also represent them in investigations before congressional oversight committees.

Perspectives

The California Legislature: Recently Proposed Consumer Products Legislation
Arnold & Porter Webinar
The Chemical Compound—January 2019
Legal Updates on High Priority Chemicals and Important Chemical-Regulatory Developments
A Look Inside the Blue Wave of 2018 to See the Cross-Currents Defining the 2020 Election
Advisory
Moving Forward in a Divided Washington: Agenda for the 116th Congress and President Trump
Advisory
How Will the Midterm Election Impact Education?
VOX Global Webinar
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Recognition

Chambers USA
Government Relations (Nationwide) (2006-2018)
The Legal 500 US
Government Relations (2017-2018)
The Hill
L. Charles Landgraf recognized as a top insurance lobbyist
Kevin O'Neill recognized as a "Top Lobbyists: Hired Gun" (2013-2018)
Eugenia Pierson recognized as a "Top Lobbyists: Hired Gun" (2015-2018)
Dana Weekes recognized as a "Top Lobbyists: Hired Gun" (2018)
Greg Louer recognized as a "Top Lobbyists: Hired Gun" (2018)
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