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State and Local
Government Representation

Greenberg Traurig supports clients with state and local Government Law & Policy practices comprised of professionals and attorneys in key markets, including California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. These offices maintain relationships with key government officials at the state capital level and with elected officials and advisors. Additionally, the firm has attorneys with government law and policy capabilities in a number of its offices across the country. Each member of the team works cooperatively with the Federal Practice and other state and local team members to provide a broader range of services and resources for clients. To find out more about our capabilities in each state, click on the accordions below.

Greenberg Traurig’s Sacramento office opened in 2005 when Livingston & Mattesich Law Corporation, founded in 1982, joined the firm. Today, these attorneys and government law and policy professionals have statewide reputations for effectiveness and integrity. The Los Angeles Times described the group as “one of the more influential law and lobbyist firms” in Sacramento. The Sacramento Bee called the team “one of the Capital’s elite.”

The Sacramento Government Law & Policy Practice has decades of experience with the legislative process and the long-term relationships to help clients achieve their legislative goals. Members of the team have represented clients’ interests in the legislature on hundreds of public policy issues concerning the environment, technology, civil justice, general business practices, and industry-specific legislation. They have led industry coalitions not only in stopping harmful bills, regulations and enforcement actions, but also in obtaining tort reform through legislation and initiatives. The team also has wide-ranging experience in hearings and other administrative proceedings by which government agencies decide about permits, licenses, fees, trademarks, public contracts, state audits, and public records.

The history of cooperative relationships and aggressive action in all three branches of government gives Greenberg Traurig attorneys the capability to follow legislation through the implementing regulation and into court. They have resolved many legislative problems with litigation or regulatory influence, and many a regulatory problem or lawsuit with a change in statute.

Greenberg Traurig opened its Denver office in 2000, capitalizing on Colorado’s role as the commercial hub of the Rocky Mountain Region and one of America’s fastest-growing cities. Denver has the highest concentration of federal departments and agencies outside of Washington, D.C. It is easily accessible to other state capitals throughout the West, as well as dozens of leading Native American tribal governments.

Greenberg Traurig-Denver’s Government Law and Policy Practice is extraordinarily well-positioned to serve the entire range of clients’ needs in this unique environment. Team members include bi-partisan leaders who have served in senior federal, state tribal, and municipal governments across the region. They have extraordinary experience handling complex governmental criminal and civil investigations; advising public and private companies on regulatory and administrative compliance matters; serving as advocates as well as governmentally appointed special masters, arbitrators, facilitators and mediators on public statutory review processes, such as hospital and health care-related transactions, conversions and licensure procedures; obtaining permits and project approvals for energy, transportation and other major infrastructure projects; and developing and implementing comprehensive legislative and public policy strategies and solutions.

Strong working knowledge of legislative, administrative, and regulatory processes at the state level:

Greenberg Traurig’s team includes a former legislator and deputy attorney general, a former senior staffer to both Governor Scott and Governor Bush, a member of the Constitution Revision Commission and Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Committee, and a former chief of staff to a Senate President. This deep experience from working inside state government, combined with many years of representing clients at the state level, allows Greenberg Traurig to help its clients achieve their goals.  Our team’s focus areas include health care policy and regulation, insurance policy and regulation, gaming, financial services, transportation and infrastructure, local government and bonding, long term care, telecommunications, criminal justice, procurement, technology, and state appropriations.

Working at the intersection of business, government and the law, Greenberg Traurig’s Tallahassee office is home to a multidisciplinary legal team with deep Florida roots.  For more than 40 years, our attorneys and government policy professionals have provided clients with a wide range of practical legal counsel and services, from dispute resolution and transactional representation to governmental advocacy and corporate advice.  Located one block from the state’s Capitol and legislative buildings, and three blocks from Florida’s Supreme Court, Greenberg Traurig’s Tallahassee office is our clients’ immediate physical and political link to the heart of the nation’s third largest state.

Greenberg Traurig’s New York State Government Law & Policy Practice, based in New York City and Albany, is one of the leading government relations offices in both the City and the State. They have been consistently ranked among the Top 5 lobbying practices in New York City by the City Clerk’s Office and among the Top 5 law firm lobbying practices in New York State by the Commission on Public Integrity. The team represents nationally and internationally recognized companies and local firms before government agencies, the legislature, public authorities, public regulatory agencies, and utility companies in obtaining financial support or economic benefits or negotiating and litigating resolutions or disputes. They can help clients navigate the government investigation process in the face of significant public scrutiny, resolve clients’ regulatory issues, and advise clients on complying with lobbying laws and campaign finance issues. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig represents clients in procurement contracts before the city and state and its agencies and their authorities.

They provide governmental affairs assistance to companies in a wide range of areas, including construction, education, energy, environmental, government, health care, procurement, taxation, technology, and transportation. Whether defending against executive or legislative action or working to create and implement an initiative or opportunity, Greenberg Traurig lawyers and lobbyists craft strategies tailored to the specific needs of each individual clients.

The New York City and Albany teams are comprised of lawyers and government law and policy professionals who have credibility with government decision-makers because of their reputation for sound analysis and effective advocacy. Their experience has enabled the firm to create a strong “on the ground” presence for clients.

Greenberg Traurig's Pennsylvania Government Law & Policy Practice includes attorneys with decades of experience with the legislative process at both the state and local levels and with long-term relationships to help clients achieve their legislative goals. In Harrisburg, members of our team have worked to develop and pass notable legislation and have annually navigated state appropriations and contracting processes on behalf of a wide range of clients. We regularly appear in a wide range of administrative proceedings and hearings, and are involved in litigation before the Commonwealth and Supreme Courts and county courts, ranging from contract disputes to bid protests, licensing litigation to election matters.  We provide governmental affairs assistance to companies in the banking, corrections, education, environmental, gaming, government, health care, insurance, investigations, procurement, taxation, technology, and transportation industries, among others. Whether defending against executive or legislative action or working to create and implement an initiative or opportunity, Greenberg Traurig's team tailor strategies to the specific needs of each individual client.

Our team provides experienced compliance counsel from its base in Philadelphia. We regularly represent law firms and lobbyists in compliance matters, including the representation of elected officials and candidates at all levels, both in court and before the State Ethics Commission and the Philadelphia Board of Ethics.

Our team, located in Nashville, includes the former Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) as well as the first woman to serve as chief insurance regulator in more than one state, having also served as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Insurance (KOI). We assist clients with insurance law and insurance regulation issues, as well as other regulatory matters. Additionally, we have experience with all aspects of Tennessee government and provide full government relation services with the state legislative and executive branches, the Attorney General’s office, and local Metro Davidson County.

Greenberg Traurig expanded the firm’s Government Law & Policy Practice with the addition of the Austin, Texas, office in 2008. The Austin team is one of the most experienced government relations practices in Austin and the state of Texas, with more than 30 years of experience in Texas politics.

The group represents major corporations and other organizations on a broad range of issues. They help to shape legislation and represent clients before the legislature, the Governor’s office and state agencies. In addition, our team helps clients resolve regulatory issues and navigate the maze of state procurement and governmental compliance issues.

They provide clients with effective, strategic counsel to further their policy objectives. This counsel extends over a broad range of administrative, regulatory, and legislative issues, including grant and appropriations work, community and economic development, environmental regulation, managed care and health insurance, workers compensation, credit and specialty lines coverages, brokering and regulated transactions, insurance regulation, transportation, political subdivisions, telecommunications, financial industry, general healthcare, and taxation. They work closely with clients to define priorities, evaluate opportunities and create innovative strategies to help them achieve their objectives.