Navigating the governmental labyrinth at both the state and federal levels presents a spectrum of opportunity for both public and private entities. But these opportunities often come with hurdles that organizations must clear to reap the benefits. The goal of Kilpatrick Townsend's Government Relations team is to assist our clients with their relationship with government at all levels.

Kilpatrick Townsend’s Government Relations attorneys combine traditional “lawyer skills” such as analysis, oral advocacy and concise writing, with political experience and day-to-day familiarity with legislative and executive branch processes and principals.

At the federal level, the members of the team have significant government and related experience, including:

  • America’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark
  • Counsel to the International Operations Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Member, U.S. House of Representatives (Georgia Fourth Congressional District)
  • Counselor to the Chairman and Deputy Chief of Staff of the SEC
  • Counsel to two U.S. Senators
  • Expert witnesses before Congressional Committees
  • Counsel to the House Ways and Means Committee

Our attorneys represent clients on a broad range of subjects before Congress and the federal agencies. We assist in developing strategies; drafting legislation; preparing witnesses (and accompanying them) for testimony before Congressional committees, in agency hearings, and in Congressional and agency investigations. We work on a non-partisan basis on behalf of clients and coalitions to maximize the likelihood of achieving their goals.

At the state level, Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys include registered lobbyists who have served in executive positions in statewide election campaigns and in state and local agencies and departments. Our state government relations practice is well positioned to serve our clients' state and local concerns.

Of particular note, our Government Relations professionals have:

  • Worked with clients on Defense, Homeland Security, and Intelligence Community initiatives
  • Represented clients during Congressional investigations
  • Secured multi-million dollar support in federal funds for research and development programs
  • Represented international corporations on trade and tariff related matters
  • Provided government relations counsel to foreign governments of NATO
  • Represented coalitions comprised of Fortune 500 corporations before Congress
  • Achieved numerous successes resolving complex, multi-agency regulatory/legislative issues
  • Secured funding for industry-based programs for multiple Fortune 100 companies

Government Relations

Experience Highlights

Counsel to the State of South Carolina Regarding Interstate Port Development Treaty
Represented the State of South Carolina in connection with the execution of a historic bi-state agreement with the State of Georgia providing for the more
Tax advice for major North American banking corporation's federal and state PACs
Providing tax advice to all of major North American banking corporation's federal and state political action committees. more

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