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

Podcast: A Conversation with Attorney General Dana Nessel
Podcast: A Conversation with Attorney General Dana Nessel
Podcast: Discussing Legislation with Kimberly Case and Beth Vecchioli
Podcast: Discussing Legislation with Kimberly Case and Beth Vecchioli
Questions Answered: Government Contractor Vaccine Mandate
Capital Conversations, Episode 3
Podcast: Discussing Healthcare with Shannon Hartsfield and Eddie Williams
"Chirping" on Sickle Cell: A Discussion with Bluebird Bio and Dr. Anjulika Chawla, M.D., FAAP
Podcast - "Chirping" on Sickle Cell: A Discussion with bluebird bio and Dr. Anjulika Chawla, M.D., FAAP
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Contractors Say, When They Roll up Their Sleeves to Help the Government, This Isn't What They Had in Mind
Eric Crusius Government Matters Still
Former Top Agency Official Advises Federal Contractors to Get Ahead of Vaccine Mandate
Florida Capital Conversations, Episode 2 - Energy
Podcast: Discussing Energy with Bruce May and Kevin Cox
Discussing State Insurance Regulation with Beth Vecchioli
Podcast: Discussing State Insurance Regulation with Beth Vecchioli
Congressional Oversight and Investigations: New Developments and Outlook for the 117th Congress
Congressional Oversight and Investigations: New Developments and Outlook for the 117th Congress
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Cures 2.0 Next Steps
Podcast: Trade Policy Challenges to U.S. Infrastructure Goals
Podcast: Trade Policy Challenges to U.S. Infrastructure Goals
American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
A Conversation with Former Chief Deputy Attorney General Patricia Conners
Podcast: A Conversation with Former Chief Deputy Attorney General Patricia Conners
Clean Energy Podcast Pt. 1 Still Image
Podcast - Clean Energy, Part 1: Opportunities
Tax & Tequila Talks: The Tax Gap
Podcast - Tax & Tequila Talks: The Tax Gap
A Conversation with Iowa State Attorney General Tom Miller
Podcast: A Conversation with Attorney General Tom Miller
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Transatlantic Review: Trade, Taxes and Climate
The Future of U.S.-Israel Relations with Rep. Ted Deutch
Podcast – The Future of U.S.-Israel Relations with Rep. Ted Deutch
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Podcast - A Conversation with Partner Daniel Sennott, a Former House Armed Services Committee Staff Director
Tax & Tequila Talks Podcast
Podcast - Tax & Tequila Talks: CIC Services v. IRS
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Podcast: An Overview of the Biden Administration's First 100 Days in Office
Podcast - Native American Law Updates with Ron Allen, Chairman/CEO of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Podcast - Native American Law Updates with Ron Allen, Chairman/CEO of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
The Eyes on Washington Podcast: Hot Topics in Energy
Podcast - Electric Vehicles Roll Out, Clean Tech Legislation Stuck in Neutral
The Eyes on Washington Podcast: A Conversation on Cannabis Legislation with Rep. Ed Perlmutter
Podcast - A Conversation on Cannabis Legislation with Rep. Ed Perlmutter
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Podcast: A Conversation with Colorado Deputy Attorney General Kurtis Morrison
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Podcast: A Conversation with Attorney General Sean Reyes
Podcast: First 100 Days of the Biden Administration, Episode 4 - COVID-19 Vaccines and HHS Updates
Podcast: COVID-19 Vaccines and HHS Updates
Clearly Conspicuous Episode 1
Podcast: Insights from Our Interview with FTC Senior Lawyer Michael Ostheimer
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Podcast: An Update on the Digital Economy and DSTs
Insights and Outlook on Community Project Funding Webinar
Insights and Outlook on Community Project (Earmark) Funding
The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration - Episode 2: The Digital Economy and Tax
Podcast: The Digital Economy and Tax
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Privacy and Identity Protection: Hear Directly from the FTC
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FDACS Women's History Month Podcast with Commissioner Nikki Fried
Earmarks: A Conversation with Quorum and PP&R Practice Leader Rich Gold
Podcast - Earmarks: A Conversation with Quorum and PP&R Practice Leader Rich Gold
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Rich Gold on the American Rescue Plan, the Return of Earmarks, & More

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