From direct lobbying to grassroots initiatives, Dow Lohnes’s government relations practice spans the full range of Congressional, executive branch and administrative agency "lobbying” for a wide range of national and international clients, with a particular focus on media, telecommunications, information technology and higher education issues. The attorneys in the practice work closely with Members of Congress, senior federal officials and key staff members in carrying out projects for our clients. Our government relations services include:
- Strategic planning
- Design and implementation of lobbying campaigns, including the organization and coordination of grassroots initiatives
- Drafting legislation, Congressional committee report language, floor statements and colloquies between Members of Congress
- Preparing witness testimony for hearings
- Providing legislative “due diligence” -- the identification, analysis, and early warning of Congressional and administrative actions affecting client interests, including the outlook for passage and impact of proposed legislation on a contemplated transaction.
Services and Concentrations
Our government relations attorneys work with clients to design and implement successful lobbying campaigns and maintain relationships with Members of Congress and with Congressional staff as well as with the trade associations that represent our clients.
Using a low profile approach, Dow Lohnes’s government relations attorneys have successfully lobbied legislation and issues on behalf of domestic and foreign clients before numerous Congressional committees, including the Commerce, Judiciary, Appropriations, Ways and Means, Finance, Education and the Workforce, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Science, and Armed Services Committees. Our activities on behalf of our clients are uniformly bipartisan. We are an issue-oriented firm, without a political bias, which has enabled us to be equally successful in working with Democrats and Republicans in securing support for our clients' positions.