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Bracewell represents clients before state and local governments on issues ranging from industry-specific concerns to broader issues such as regulatory and tax policy. Our attorneys monitor legislative activity in all 50 states, working with a network of lobbyists and trade and professional associations to quickly address legislative or regulatory matters as they arise. In particular, we have a significant advocacy and lobbying practice in the Texas state capital.

Our team includes a number of former elected and appointed state, agency and municipal officials with the governmental contacts necessary for effective advocacy. Our representation does not end when legislative sessions are complete; we also work with key leaders between sessions, when important interim committee work is being done. This enables us to continually monitor and mitigate governmental actions that can have a negative impact on business.

We represent clients on a wide range of matters including:

  • Open meetings law issues
  • Public information law issues
  • Constitutional law and civil rights issues
  • Elections law
  • Labor and employment law (including grievances and due process terminations)
  • Real estate and eminent domain proceedings
  • Environmental law
  • Free speech issues
  • Bidding and contract matters
  • Law enforcement issues
  • Water issues
  • Municipal bonds and public finance
  • Internal investigations for school districts and colleges