More About State Public Policy & Government Relations

Balch & Bingham’s State Public Policy & Government Relations Practice has been actively engaged in advocating, creating and amending state policy since the firm’s inception in 1922. Balch has represented our clients on numerous major landmark public policy initiatives, specifically in the areas of environmental conservation, energy, ethical compliance, banking and insurance, economic development incentives, gaming, government contracts, education, elections law, law enforcement, and taxation, among others.

Our state government relations team of seasoned attorneys and professionals have the depth of relationships and knowledge of the political process to make a difference. Our results-oriented practice works closely with state legislative and executive branches, state attorneys general, other constitutional officers, and state regulatory agencies on a myriad of public policy and regulatory issues. Our state governmental relations team offers our clients the following services: 

  • Lobbying advocacy on proposed state legislation, agency rules, and regulations
  • Strategy development and implementation 
  • Drafting proposed legislation and regulations 
  • Drafting corrective amendments to pending legislation and regulations
  • Political advice and analysis 
  • Advice on state and local ethics laws and regulations
  • Advice on campaign finance laws and the establishment and operation of political action committees  
  • Representing and advising clients in matters before ethics commissions, insurance departments, revenue departments, banking departments, public service commissions, environmental and natural resource agencies and other state agencies and departments
  • Participation on task forces and committees that study and analyze uniform state laws
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