Government Relations and Public Law

Practice Contacts

Phillip G. Oldham
Partner
512.404.6702
713.951.5893
James C. Morriss III
Partner
512.469.6130
713.654.8111
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Clients need knowledgeable and effective advocacy to provide legislators and other government officials with pertinent, credible, and timely information for making the tough regulatory and policy decisions that affect entire industries and communities. Through years of regulatory counsel in major industries and legislative lobbying at all levels of government, Thompson & Knight attorneys know the internal processes of government and are adept at delivering relevant information to the appropriate decision makers at critical points in time.

Our government relations and public policy attorneys combine legal and substantive counsel, political strategy, and effective advocacy for clients with interests in business-government affairs, domestic and cross-border commerce, taxation, energy, oil and gas, insurance, banking, technology, telecommunications, transportation, healthcare, natural resources, and the environment. We assist these clients in a variety of government relations and public law matters, including:

  • Bill review and analysis,
  • Strategic counseling,
  • Drafting legislative documents,
  • Drafting and providing committee testimony, and
  • Legislative negotiations.

Energy Industry Experience

The energy industry continues to be one of the most heavily discussed by legislators and in the legislative process. We have significant experience in evaluating and influencing legislative policy choices in this arena. With a deep understanding of energy policy and a significant regulatory practice, Thompson & Knight is well-placed to assist clients in this arena. For example, we serve as Energy Counsel for the Texas Association of Manufacturers, as well as a number of other clients.