Federal and Government Relations
Balch & Bingham's Federal Governmental Relations Practice is a specialized practice area providing traditional lobbying advocacy and political consulting services, regarding federal matters, including the Congress, the Executive Branch, and various federal, regional, and state agencies.
These services encompass drafting legislation and supporting documents, handling authorization and appropriations legislation, developing and implementing strategies for effecting legislation and regulations, coalition building, and electronic and print media public relations consulting. Other services we provide include:
- Congressional advocacy and education
- Policy initiatives and legislation
- Strategic planning and marketing
- Political and support analysis
- Legislative research and evaluation
- Image and message development
- Statutory and regulatory monitoring
- Federal grant writing
Many of our clients seek assistance with federal appropriations legislation; however, our governmental relations practice has included clients from across the spectrum of municipalities, state commissions and private sector businesses. The firm has extensive experience and has achieved success, assisting our clients in many areas including utility, banking, financial services, transportation, appropriations, defense, homeland security, economic and community development, environmental and educational issues, healthcare, technology and research, biotechnology, aerospace, international trade, insurance, and unique issue advocacy.
Our attorneys maintain excellent working and personal relationships with key members of Congress, federal agencies, members of the Executive Branch, and the White House. These working relationships are utilized to assist our clients achieve their funding and other legislative objectives and goals.