The evolving political environment at the federal, state,and local levels has a major impact on the energy industry. Along with our government affairs team, we are at the intersection of government and law, working with clients to develop focused, successful strategies to navigate the complex matrix of policy, legislation, and regulation.
We assist clients in the regulatory rulemaking process, grant applications, and direct advocacy for changes in regulations, permit delays, and policy decisions. We routinely appear before the U.S. Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), the U.S. Department of the Interior, and various state agencies and commissions across the United States, as well as before federal and state appeals courts, to challenge agency actions and rulings on our clients’ behalf.
Our team includes two former U.S. Senators, a former U.S. Secretary of Energy, and several high-level staff to congressional representatives, congressional committees, and executive branch agencies. As a result of our extended history working in government, we maintain close working relationships with key policymakers at the state and federal levels.
At the state level, we represent our clients’ interests in natural gas exploration and hydraulic fracturing, and the resolution of related regulatory issues. At the federal level, we have particular strength on issues surrounding renewable energy, offshore wind, and transportation (including LNG). We have represented major renewable energy firms, numerous transportation companies, and shale oil and gas exploration, production, and mid-stream companies.
How We Can Help
- Congressional relations
- Executive branch liaison
- Public policy, legislation, and regulation
- Federal funding strategies
- Strategic communications
- Relationships and coalition building
- Oversight and investigations
- Political action committee (“PAC”) formation and management
- Regulation of political contributions
- State-level lobbying