Public Policy & Regulation

  • Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group is a strong bipartisan team with deep ties throughout Washington, D.C. We have built a thriving government affairs practice through our depth of experience and diversity – and by maintaining our bipartisan approach. While the reach of some firms fluctuates depending on which party is in power, Holland & Knight remains steady by nurturing longstanding relationships on both sides of the aisle when advocating on behalf of our clients.
  • Honesty, competence, persuasive communication and deep, longstanding ties on both sides of the aisle are the firm's hallmark traits when dealing with Congress and the federal government. Our team of attorneys and professionals partner with you to keep your voice on critical legislative issues front and center before federal policymakers. As your advocates, we collaborate with you to shape public policy decisions through careful, strategic positioning.
  • Our seasoned team is composed of lawyers and lobbyists with a comprehensive understanding of the federal legislative and agency policy making processes. The firm has been recognized among the top 10 federal lobbying and law firms in Washington, D.C., by Influence, National JournalRoll Call and Washington Business Journal.
  • We combine a small firm culture with big firm resources to provide you with personalized attention and thorough government representation.
Government

Overview

Governments – local, tribal, state and federal – serve as regulator, customer, competitor, advocate and adversary. The shifting dynamics of governmental entities and the ensuing changes in economic or political policies, laws and regulations can have a critical impact on the health and future of your business.

Maintaining a competitive edge in the face of anticipated or unexpected issues requires more than vigilance. It takes a thorough understanding of the federal policy and regulatory process, an intuitive awareness of your industry and needs, the ability to proactively create opportunities and strategies, and persuasive advocacy at the highest levels of government.

Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group uses its in-depth understanding of governmental operations and political perspectives with significant knowledge of your unique and evolving needs to advance your strategic objectives and solve problems.

We achieve this through a combination of policy depth and experience, political prowess, media savvy and access to nationwide resources across a range of practices. It's a formula that has positioned Holland & Knight among the top-ranked firms in leading industry publications for public policy and law.

Your Voice. Our Advocacy.

Our philosophy is to function as an extension of your team.

You play a hands-on role in crafting your policies and positions on legislative, regulatory and operational issues impacting your industry. We partner with you to keep your voice on critical legislative issues front and center before federal policymakers. As your advocates, we help you shape public policy decisions through careful, strategic positioning. We know how, where and when to intervene to achieve desired results.

Our team offers depth, diversity and a bipartisan approach that has successfully weathered changes in the political climate. Honesty, competence, persuasive communication and deep, longstanding ties on both sides of the aisle are the firm's hallmark traits when dealing with Congress and the federal government.

This, combined with our extensive skills and experience in the federal appropriations, grants, regulatory, legislative and authorization processes, is the foundation of our approach in helping you achieve your objectives.

Our Team Is Your Strength

Our Public Policy & Regulation Group has an ideal combination of lawyers and lobbyists with a comprehensive understanding of the federal policy and regulatory process. The combined experience of our team enables us to provide our clients with crucial legal advice necessary in varied complex policy areas and with required access to key decision-makers from both parties.

We fully engage all resources within Holland & Knight to ensure seasoned, creative and timely service to our public policy clients. This interdisciplinary approach provides you with a full analysis of the legal, political, regulatory, business and media components surrounding the issues that are most important to you.

Our relationships throughout Congress, the White House and the executive branch are our strongest resources. Our bipartisan team maintains strong professional relationships with the majority and minority leadership at the federal and state levels, and we regularly work with every appropriations committee and subcommittee and substantive authorizing committees.

Shaping Decisions Across Multiple Industries

Over the years we have represented corporations, trade associations, non-profit organizations, tribal entities, and foreign, state and local governments in legislation involving a broad scope of industries, including:

  • healthcare and life sciences
  • communications
  • defense and foreign policy
  • education
  • energy
  • financial services
  • homeland security
  • Indian affairs
  • state and local governments
  • taxation
  • transportation
  • environment and water law

Case Studies

Multimedia

Congressional Activity on the Development of Quantum Computer Technology
Congressional Activity on the Development of Quantum Computer Technology
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Biden Administration Wins Over Texas at Supreme Court
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Exploring Border Policy Frictions: Leon Fresco on State-Federal Dynamics in Emergency Response
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Immigration Negotiations: Leon Fresco Unpacks Policy Dynamics
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SCOTUS 2024, Immigration and Student Athletes
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Texas' Bold Move on Migrant Arrests
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Francisco Sánchez Explains International Trade
Podcast: Discussing Florida’s 2024 Legislative Session
Podcast: Discussing Florida's 2024 Legislative Session
CTC Tax-exempt Hospitals
Podcast - Scrutiny Around the Hospital Tax-Exempt Status
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Texas Moves to Enact Immigration Laws
A Look into the DFA and USDA Regulatory Regimes
Podcast - A Look Into the FDA and USDA Regulatory Regimes
The Latest Developments in the U.S. and EU Legislative Landscapes
The Latest Developments in the U.S. and EU Legislative Landscapes
Artificial Intelligence: Breaking Down the New Biden Administration Executive Order
Artificial Intelligence: Breaking Down the New Biden Administration Executive Order
Section 105(l) Leases and Loan Borrowing: A New Quasi-Guarantee
Section 105(l) Leases and Loan Borrowing: A New Quasi-Guarantee
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How the Biden Administration Is Addressing Rising Numbers of Migrants at the Southern Border
Podcast: Keeping an Eye on HIPAA Trends with Shannon Hartsfield
Podcast: Keeping an Eye on HIPAA Trends with Shannon Hartsfield
Charity Care: A Discussion on Tax-Exempt Hospitals
Podcast - Charity Care: A Discussion on Tax-Exempt Hospitals
How Contractors Can Manage the Imminent Government Shutdown
How Contractors Can Manage the Imminent Government Shutdown
EOW Education Episode Still
Podcast: A Conversation with Andy Rotherham on Hot Topics in Education for 2023
A Conversation on Cannabis: Are Challenges or Changes Coming?
Podcast - A Conversation on Cannabis: Are Challenges or Changes Coming?
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What Do Policymakers Think About When They Think About Blockchain?
Sourcing Revenue from Sales Other Than Sales of Tangible Personal Property
Sourcing Revenue from Sales Other Than Sales of Tangible Personal Property
Cracking Down on Carbon Markets: CFTC and FTC Exercise Heightened Scrutiny
Podcast - Cracking Down on Carbon Markets: CFTC and FTC Exercise Heightened Scrutiny
Podcast: Discussing and Demystifying the IRS News Release on ESOPs
Podcast: Discussing and Demystifying the IRS News Release on ESOPs
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All About Quantum
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Whiplash: Navigating WOTUS and the Sackett Decision
EOW Renewable Fuel Standard Still
Podcast: An Update on the Renewable Fuel Standard Final Rule
Introducing the Greenwashing Mitigation Team
Podcast – Introducing the Greenwashing Mitigation Team
Tax Legislative Update
Tax Legislative Update
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The Gold Brothers Takeover: Debt Ceiling Deal & More!
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Who Will Blink First? The Debt Ceiling Debate with Rich Gold
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Podcast – Loan Programs Office Updates: A Look Ahead
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Podcast – Voluntary Carbon Markets: The Road Ahead
EOW State Low Carbon Fuel Standards Ep Media Still
Podcast: A Deep Dive into State Low Carbon Fuel Standards
EOW State Cap Trade Still
Podcast - Cap-and-Trade Programs: A Primer for 2023
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Podcast: Discussing the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard with Andy Kriha and Susan Lafferty

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