Governmental & Regulatory Affairs

The Governmental & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group of White Arnold & Dowd P.C. advises and represents clients in all areas of governmental relations, including matters relating to municipal, county, state, and federal regulations.

White Arnold & Dowd P.C. can also serve as general or special counsel to state, county, and municipal governmental entities and officials, state legislators and legislative committees, and quasi-governmental bodies.

Our services include developing, implementing, and monitoring comprehensive strategic plans to achieve specific goals and objectives with regard to legislative initiatives, regulatory proceedings, and administrative actions. Our strategic planning services include the development of multi-forum strategies for public advocacy through public relations and marketing to promote legislative and public support for policy initiatives.

We advise clients on proposed legislation, as well as existing and proposed agency rules and regulations. Our experienced litigation attorneys are able to counsel and prepare individuals to testify at governmental hearings. We are experienced in crafting industry and client positions on pending legislation and proposed regulatory actions. Our attorneys are available to participate on behalf of clients in trade association meetings and working groups and can manage and advise coalitions of corporations and associations in the pursuit of common interests and issues management.

The experienced attorneys of White Arnold & Dowd P.C. are committed to anticipating and planning for the unexpected. To that end, we can assist with the development and implementation of crisis management strategies for dealing with challenges that often arise during the legislative and regulatory process. We maintain ongoing relationships with legislators and other governmental officials in an effort to preempt problems and take advantage of public relations opportunities.

Our Governmental & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group also provides guidance to businesses, organizations, and public officials on the Alabama ethics laws and can assist with compliance matters relating to state and federal ethics laws.

We provide legal guidance and compliance assistance regarding state and federal lobbying, state and federal election laws, and campaign finance reporting. We also have experience in establishing and administering political action committees (PACs).

Governmental and regulatory affairs representation encompasses a complex body of laws and procedures and because legal, legislative, and business problems and opportunities are usually interrelated, it requires research skills, foresight, and careful planning to advance client interests in public policy initiatives, regulatory matters, and governmental relations. Attorneys with White Arnold & Dowd P.C. have extensive experience in serving clients in these and related matters.