". . . the strong team 'provides superb political analysis,' sources agree.
It is also noted for its bipartisan connections . . . . Clients say the team is
'receptive and open to ideas, but also creative and easy to deal with.' "
"The firm has our best interests at heart. This sets the team apart."
In today’s highly charged political arena, you need a sound, preemptive government advocate—one who helps you accomplish your organizational objectives, comply with relevant regulations, and manage the legislative and administrative processes appropriately. Corporations, associations, governments, and individuals constantly confront federal legislation, regulations, and agency policy that critically impact their economic and political interests. Blank Rome can serve as your advocates, communicators, strategists, issue managers, and persuaders. You can count on us for knowledgeable guidance on Capitol Hill with federal departments and agencies, and before selected state legislative and regulatory authorities.
Our government relations practice integrates substantive legal analysis with a sophisticated understanding of the legislative and regulatory process in developing strategies and coordinating tactics for effective, bipartisan, multi-disciplinary advocacy on the federal, state, and local levels.
Blank Rome’s government relations professionals bring a first-hand perspective to our legislative and administrative advocacy, drawing upon the substantive governmental experience, policy knowledge, and professional relationships of attorneys throughout Blank Rome to help our clients develop strategies and implement solutions.
Blank Rome maintains professional relationships across the country and around the world to enhance our ability to work with our domestic and international clients in shaping and defining their government relations goals and objectives—and for developing strategies that will yield the successful results our clients have come to expect.
Additionally, Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, an affiliate of Blank Rome LLP, brings together the Firm’s top legal, lobbying, and strategic communications professionals, to form a team that can manage virtually every aspect of any governmental issue facing a client.
Experienced Professionals, Recognized in Their Fields
Blank Rome LLP’s government relations group has been nationally ranked by Chambers USA. Chambers notes, “the team includes a wide array of former government officials” and calls the group "extremely proactive."
The team members include: a former deputy assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy; a former chief counsel and acting deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration; a former general counsel at the U.S. Agency for International Development; a former special assistant for Homeland Security to President George W. Bush; a former staff counsel to the U.S. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; a former chief counsel of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee; a former legislative counsel to the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs; a presidential appointee to the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes; the current chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association; and the former chair of the Republican National Committee Rules Committee.