Public Policy & Government Relations
The dynamic political environment that exists today results in new and ever-changing legislation, regulations and public policy that creates both uncertainty and opportunity. Because our legal clientele has always consisted of heavily regulated industries, we understand inherently the importance of building and maintaining relationships within government at the national, state and local levels in order to navigate our clients through the high-stakes political process.
Balch & Bingham has maintained a proven Government Relations, Regulatory and Public Policy practice since our firm’s inception in 1922. Clients turn to us for our decades of experience solving complex challenges that intersect with the public policy sector.
Our attorneys and professionals often collaborate to combine our sophisticated legal counsel with our knowledge of and experience with the legislative and rule-making process, messaging, politics, and relationships within the government arena.
While Balch maintains its greatest presence in the Southeastern United States, due to the breadth of our clients and our experience working on multifaceted matters, we have solidified relationships with Members of Congress, administration officials, state executives and legislative bodies that are far-reaching and national in scope. While remaining regionally based, we work with a national focus.
Our team includes attorneys and veteran government relations professionals who are recognized for their extensive federal and state policy knowledge and experience. They are versed in both federal and state legislative processes impacting a wide range of issues and have the reputation and discretion to effectively navigate any political and regulatory landscape, deliver innovative solutions and ensure that our clients' interests are considered.
We have particular strategic advantages on energy, environmental and natural resources issues and related agency rulemakings, including policy matters impacting electricity generation, nuclear power, petroleum refining, renewable energy, transportation fuels, and energy infrastructure.