Our team consists of savvy lawyers and government relations professionals who provide strategic lobbying, public policy, political, and legal services.

With offices in eight states throughout the West and in Washington, D.C., we facilitate active engagement with elected and appointed leaders in the executive and legislative arenas at the local, state, and federal levels to help clients solve challenges and seize opportunities.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Legislative, legal, and regulatory counsel before multiple states’ executive branch and the attorney general’s office
  • Regulatory and administrative matters before local, state, and federal government bodies
  • Formation of and compliance counsel to corporate and nonprofit entities engaged in political activities
  • Campaign counsel to U.S. Senate, gubernatorial, congressional, and state legislative candidates
  • Counsel to state house and senate leadership
  • Multi-state legislative monitoring service

  • Executive Branch and Congressional strategy and advocacy
  • Policy development
  • Regulatory and legislative drafting
  • Association and coalition counsel, coordination, and support
  • Legislative and regulatory tracking and awareness
  • Media and communications

Our Government Affairs Team

Government Affairs Client Results

Executive Branch Activities
  • Long-term representation of major energy producers and utilities before State administrative agencies
  • Secured federal lease for, and permitting of, a major natural gas power plant on tribal lands in Arizona
  • Worked to secure appropriated funding for federal agencies' purchase of federal in-holdings
  • Represented large electric consumers and telecommunications companies before public utility commissions and legislatures in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, New Mexico, Minnesota, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah
  • Cultivated extensive experience in our multi-state region in permitting issues and representing clients before oil & gas commissions and environmental agencies and councils
  • Achieved a record of success in representing clients on tax issues before boards of equalization and state courts, as well as involvement in ongoing revisions to the tax statutes
  • Assisted federal agencies in their implementation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 including provision of information integral to the regulations involving the development of renewable energy sources and reports on energy rights-of-way
Legislative Branch Activities
  • Represented major coal and trona (soda ash) producers in successful efforts to enact legislation increasing federal allowable lease acreage
  • Authorized and passed timeshare legislation in Nevada on behalf of the timeshare industry
  • Active participant in Congressional development of a comprehensive climate change legislation
  • Authored CERCLA reform legislative provisions
  • Secured modifications to state water quality standards
  • Expanded acreage available for mining on federal lands
  • Worked with a coalition of coal producers, unions, and conservation interests to enact comprehensive reform of the Abandoned Mine Land Program
  • Represented a major master planned community developer in amendments to the Nevada Common Interest Ownership Act
  • Led a multi-year effort to create a statutory mechanism for resort areas to form a special taxing district
  • Testified before the House Resources Committee on behalf of a coalition of agricultural interests on proposed legislation to clarify that CERCLA and EPCRA do not apply to agricultural operations
  • Worked with Senate staff and the Base Closure and Realignment Commission staff to secure continued operations of Ellsworth Air Force Base following a Department of Defense proposed closure
  • Drafted, and successfully advocated Congress to enact, legislation directing a federal land exchange in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Participated in the revision of local transient lodging tax ordinances in Nevada
  • Helped shape extensive modifications to telecommunications statutes and regulations in Wyoming
  • Secured research funding for a state university and records management company

Related Practices

Government Affairs News

Government Affairs Publications

Government Affairs Speaking Engagements and Events

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9 attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: Administrative / Regulatory Law; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Government Relations Practice

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