LEGISLATIVE – STATE
Dorsey’s Legislative practice group includes attorney and non-attorney lobbyists to assist our clients in lobbying state legislatures, the Governor and Executive Branch, the Attorney General and State Agencies, Boards and Commissions. As former staff of key legislative and executive branch agencies, Dorsey’s Legislative practice group has extensive experience in handling regulatory and administrative matters through state agencies and the courts.
Dorsey’s Legislative practice group is client-focused, committed to excellence through a strategic and thoughtful approach and has demonstrated effectiveness in dealing with policymakers at each level of government. Services of the group include:
Participate in legislative strategy sessions with clients in order to understand their goals.
Legislative Bill Tracking
Utilize a computerized legislative tracking service that covers all bills introduced, and can be customized to meet targeted needs.
Monitor hearings and conference committees, as well as meetings of executive agencies, providing our clients with summaries and materials.
Lobbying and Advocacy
Lobby members of the legislature and executive branch officials to secure support for our clients’ initiatives; assist clients in gaining support for policy positions.
Drafting Legislation and Supporting Materials
Assist in drafting of bills and amendments; prepare informational materials in appropriate form to deliver persuasive messages.
Ethics and Election Laws
Work with clients to ensure compliance regarding lobbying, campaign finance, ethics and corporate political activity.
For more information on Dorsey’s Legislative group, please contact Michael J. Ahern.