Baker Botts offers more than traditional transactional and litigation services. Our Government Relations lawyers offer substantive experience in a wide range of fields, including energy, environmental, finance, health care, homeland security, natural resources, public and private partnerships, tax, technology, trade and transportation.
"The team has a very good combination of litigation skills and government affairs and government relations skills."
Chambers USA 2014
Legislation and Policy:
The collective experience and knowledge of our government relations practitioners have proven invaluable in addressing the complex legal and public policy issues faced by our clients. This experience and knowledge shape policy development and decision-making and guide the effective communication of our clients’ interests.
On behalf of these clients, we:
- Develop and coordinate advocacy strategies and messages
- Engage client’s government affairs programs in direct advocacy with decision makers
- Draft and analyze legislation and proposed rules
- Assist in forming and managing coalitions
- Counsel clients regarding compliance with laws and regulations
Government influence on business at all levels is a given today. Virtually every significant decision affecting business, whether a merger, public-private partnership, construction project, major contract or important dispute, has a government or public policy component. For example, all modes of transportation are regulated; pipelines need government approvals and extensive coordination with officials at all levels; international trade involves licenses, tariffs, government approvals and government prohibitions; mergers and acquisitions face governmental antitrust scrutiny on a global basis. Clients turn to our team for more than traditional transactional and litigation services.