The Firm's Government Relations Team provides clients with a full range of legislative and administrative government relations services, including, but not limited to, lobbying and advocacy; drafting bills, amendments, position papers and rulemaking comments; strategy and planning; directing and participating in coalitions and grassroots campaigns; vendor representation; legal analysis; monitoring and reporting; and, importantly, securing and maintaining access to government officials.
Our attorneys’ experience in many substantive legal disciplines, coupled with the political and lobbying experience of the Firm's government relations professionals, positions the firm to assist its clients in influencing the legislative, regulatory and policy decisions affecting them.
Dinsmore's Government Relations Team maintains a presence at the Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia State Capitols during legislative sessions, attending committee meetings and closely monitoring House and Senate Sessions. In an effort to monitor and advocate effectively, members review and monitor bills and amendments that are of interest to our clients and produce comprehensive weekly reports of actions. The members of the government affairs team strive to maintain consistent communication with clients and each other.
At our client’s direction, and in coordination with their government relations practitioners, our team assists in the development of a government affairs strategy, presents information, observations, opinions and arguments in furtherance of their goals. In addition, the team monitors hearings and regulatory proceedings at all levels of government involving issues important to our clients and agrees to be called upon to assist in the preparation and delivery of analysis, testimony, regulatory comments and other materials necessary for company presentations. Our team also helps to plan and coordinate meetings between our clients and elected officials to discuss issues and proposals.