Legislation & Public Policy
Clients who are engaged in activities subject to substantial government regulation have a need to understand how proposed legislation and regulations may affect their business. We also recognize that regulation not only comes from written statutes and rules but also from unwritten interpretations and policies of the administering agencies.
We seek to educate our clients on the legislative and regulatory process at both the federal and state level. Moreover, we have the capability to analyze proposed legislation and regulations not only in context of existing statutes but also how it may affect our clients’ business.
Sometimes legislative or regulatory proposals are drafted in a manner which could have unintended consequences. We are able to identify these potential problems and work on our clients’ behalf toward a positive resolution.
Our attorneys have significant experience in the Legislative and Executive Branches of Pennsylvania State Government. They have authored numerous pieces of legislation and regulations, and are intimately familiar with the legislative and regulatory process in Pennsylvania, including working with legislative standing committees and the Independent Regulatory Review Commission.
We offer clients
- Analysis of proposed legislation or regulations
- Preparing client testimony before legislative committees or regulatory agencies
- Analyzing our client’s interests from a public policy perspective and providing them with strategic advice on representing their interests in the public area