Government can be a strategic key to any organization's success … or an obstacle you need to overcome. At the local, city, state and federal levels (including regulatory agencies and commissions), Herrick can help you "partner" with government or help minimize its interference. Our lawyers have substantial experience in all phases of the legislative and administrative process, including drafting legislation and regulations. They have served in elected and appointed public office at the federal, state and local levels and in senior executive capacities for a host of government agencies. We also have experience in government procurement issues, including securing government grants and contracts and the delivery of services.
Our Government Relations team includes a former member of the New York City Council, two former members of Congress, a former member of Mayor Bloomberg's legislative affairs team, and former New York State Senate and Assembly staff members. Our Government Relations group is tightly integrated with our corporate, financial services and real estate departments. These professionals offer clients significant access to important government officials, a strong understanding of the legislative process, a well-rounded appreciation of the intricacies of the financial sector, and a unique ability to balance both the substantive advocacy and the political realities of legislative lobbying.
Additionally, our Government Relations team has broad experience in organizing and implementing campaign strategies and grassroots coalitions. We have run political campaigns on the City, State, and Federal levels, and have represented local community groups and business associations. We have a clear sensitivity to and understanding of how to assist organizations in their member building and engagement efforts.