Government & Public Affairs


Stradley Ronon’s government & public affairs practice provides strategic advice and representation to clients across industries regarding business development, procurement, legislative affairs, lobbying, business-to-government outreach and issues management. We manage a variety of government and public affairs efforts on behalf of clients, including regulatory actions, crisis management and public sector financing at all levels of government.

Comprehensive & Cost-Effective Service
Our government & public affairs practice provides comprehensive, cost-effective service, assisting clients with
everything from establishing and maintaining effective government relations and regulatory compliance to helping with procurement efforts and advocating legislative change.

We understand the regulatory framework affecting our clients’ business operations, and we are particularly adept at assisting those companies in highly regulated industries with compliance matters, including:

  • energy and utilities 
  • engineering 
  • pharmaceutical 
  • transportation 
  • international trade 
  • gaming 
  • health care 
  • communications 
  • construction 
  • information technology

Collaborating with other Stradley Ronon practice groups, we seamlessly address the many legal challenges affecting our clients and resolve their legislative, regulatory and compliance issues.

Strategic Advice, Advocacy & Issues Management 
Working closely with our clients’ senior officers and staff, we help develop and coordinate strategies to effect positive change. Our professionals prepare, execute and monitor communications to government officials, decision-makers and affected constituencies such as trade organizations.

Business Development & Procurement
Stradley Ronon’s government & public affairs professionals regularly represent clients during the procurement process regarding competitive bidding, responding to requests for proposals and negotiating contract terms. We also represent clients seeking commitments for public/private ventures or initiatives.

Legislative Affairs & Lobbying
Our government & public affairs team assists clients with lobbying efforts, promoting and defending their interests before legislators and executive branch officials regarding pending and proposed legislation. We also perform supplemental advocacy, initiate polling, conduct statistical analysis of polling results, and coordinate grassroots coalitions and public relations initiatives.



Representative Matters

Our government & public affairs team has helped clients execute transactions, including:

  • Creating and shepherding major tax legislation for the mutual fund industry.
  • Lobbying state and federal agencies for reasonable environmental enforcement standards on behalf of major nonprofit and religious organizations.
  • Lobbying government officials to establish Enterprise Zones and Keystone Opportunity Zones for major financial services firms.
  • Lobbying for proposed rules and regulations on behalf of the insurance industry.
  • Representing firms filing applications with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
  • Negotiating and resolving brownfield issues for several large-scale contaminated parcels for redevelopment.
  • Lobbying for congressional appropriations for public safety, health care and bio-tech clients.


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