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Government Relations and Public Law

Thompson & Knight’s government relations and public policy attorneys combine legal and substantive counsel, political strategy, and effective advocacy for clients with interests across a variety of industries.

Overview

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 across a variety of industries.

“Thompson & Knight is well respected in the industry as the leading resource for regulatory issues related to energy. TK is often called upon by legislative bodies and regulatory agencies to comment on issues and help draft pending policy directives.” – Client Testimonial, U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

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 a primary focus of the state and federal legislatures. We have significant experience in evaluating and influencing legislative policy choices in the energy and environmental sectors. With a deep understanding of energy policy and a significant regulatory practice, Thompson & Knight is well-placed to assist clients in this arena. Thompson & Knight serves as energy counsel for the Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) as well as a number of other clients. The Firm’s attorneys have also played a key role in major environmental legislation in Texas over the past few decades. Through their expertise in administrative law and agency practice, our attorneys can shepherd policy changes through both the legislative process and the subsequent agency implementation process.