Kilpatrick Townsend

Government & RegulatoryNavigating and Influencing Change

Legislation, government policies, and federal and state regulations affect all industries, companies, nonprofits, local governments, and Tribal governments. As the U.S. legislative and regulatory environment increases in complexity and reach, it is essential for individuals, organizations, and businesses to effectively navigate these processes and influence change. Kilpatrick Townsend’s Government and Regulatory practice guides and supports our clients through every stage of the legislative, executive, and regulatory process, leveraging our experience and expertise to ensure that our clients’ voices are heard and objectives met.

Government Relations

Now more than ever, government policies and legislation dramatically impact organizations, industries, and society as a whole. As such, we ensure that our clients’ voices are heard and their considerations are taken into account by legislators and officials tasked with passing legislation and instituting government policies.

Our team of lobbyists serves our clients by:

  • Engaging with legislators, Department and Agency officials, and other policymakers to advance our clients’ interests.
  • Assisting our clients in developing and executing successful legislative and public policy initiatives.
  • Drafting, tracking, and amending legislative bills and language. 
  • Assisting our clients in securing federal funding through Congress and Departments and Agencies.
  • Drafting and preparing testimony for clients testifying in Congressional hearings.

Regulatory and Administrative Law

Federal and state regulations develop through a dynamic, multistep process that offers many points of entry to shape outcomes. Only through active engagement in this process can entities best be positioned to succeed in this complex and ever-changing environment. Our firm works with Agencies, Administrative officials, and Congress to ensure our clients’ interests are reflected throughout this process. We also counsel our clients on relevant regulations, compliance standards, and other regulatory requirements.

Our regulatory attorneys and industry experts serve our clients by:

  • Engaging with Agency officials and senior leadership to shape the development and implementation of programs, guidance, and regulations.
  • Responding to Agency written requests, including notices of proposed rulemaking, consultations, and other requests for comment.
  • Facilitating efforts to access federal and state funding and assistance, including COVID-19 relief funding.
  • Providing counsel and analysis concerning regulatory requirements, Agency proceedings, and compliance standards.

Reach

How Things Tick

A wide range of priorities motivates government stakeholders. Many Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys have served in senior capacities in the agency rulemaking process and have a first-hand understanding of the inner workings of key regulatory bodies, including the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Trade Commission. We are well equipped to represent clients in formal and informal enforcement actions before administrative law judges, commissions, and in federal and state court.

Approach

Knowing the Rules

Our attorneys’ understanding extends beyond conventional case law to a familiarity with the way agencies operate. We assist clients with clearing regulatory hurdles in antitrust matters and in landing and keeping key government contracts. Our attorneys also support clients in efforts to avoid running afoul of regulatory rules and guidelines regarding exports, banking, and other financial institutions; the FCPA; and the RICO statute.

Focus Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Environmental Law
  • Consumer Products
  • Export Controls
  • Government Relations
  • Government Contracting
  • Financial Institutions Regulation
  • White Collar Crime

Primary Contacts

Charles F. McDowell

Senior Managing Director

Winston-Salem, NC

cmcdowell@ktsstrategies.com

John C. F. Loving

Senior Government Relations Advisor

Washington, DC

jloving@kilpatricktownsend.com