Government is a powerful engine. As a source of commerce, opportunities are plentiful if you know how to navigate its complex structure. Run afoul of its procedures and laws, however, and dealing with the repercussions can be time consuming, expensive and permanently damaging. Engaging an advisor with legal skill and political savvy to provide strategy along with the skill to execute that plan is crucial. Local to Washington, DC, the government strategies team at McDermott understands the politics of government delivering results for clients in need of strategic counsel in working with federal and state agencies and officials.
Our capabilities are comprehensive, offering distinct, but connected services covering investigations, election and political law, contracts and procurement, lobbying, and legislative matters. Unlike many lobbying firms, our team includes practicing lawyers, which gives clients the added value of knowing that, by working with a law firm, all interactions are protected by the attorney-client privilege.
The lawyers and professionals that compose our government strategies team have mastered the complex, technical and procedural aspects of government. We have guided hundreds of clients—ranging from Fortune 500 companies, political figures, members of the government, private individuals, trade associations and more—through the legislative, regulatory and administrative policymaking process. In addition, with strong national practices in trade, tax and health care, we often are brought in to advise on the issues impacting their businesses as well as make connections in support of their needs.
Clients value our group’s broad skill set and success in achieving positive results. Our team includes individuals with decades of senior-level experience in all branches of federal and state government, as well as with national media outlets. Whether responding to a government investigation, settling or litigating a political dispute, lobbying for our client’s interests or accessing our vast pool of government contracts, we have repeatedly demonstrated our ability to get the job done.