Legislative and Public Policy

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's Legislative and Public Policy practice operates at the intersection of public policy and law, providing strategic advice and counsel and direct legislative and executive branch governmental affairs services on a host of issues critical to our clients' successes. Our attorneys and senior legislative advisors have served in key positions in the government and maintain strong ties with key policymakers. They bring a sophisticated understanding of the pivotal relationship between government and business to the clients they serve. The hallmark of our Legislative and Public Policy practice is our focus on clients with complex legal and public policy challenges.

In February 2017, Bloomberg Government ranked our lobbying group in the top five of all law firm lobby shops. Two of our lobbyists are recognized by The Hill newspaper as among Washington's top 100 "Hired Guns," making Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer one of the only law firms to boast two such members. Additionally, our firm is likely the largest AmLaw 100 lobbying practice where a majority of the registered lobbyists are women. The Legislative and Public Policy practice represents a cross-section of the nation's most recognizable companies, associations, and organizations in a number of key industries and sectors, with a particularly strong focus on the healthcare/life sciences, insurance, energy, trade, high-tech, financial services, and education sectors. Our law firm, including our legislative team, has exceptionally deep experience assisting foreign sovereign states and international multilateral organizations drawing policy goals in Washington, DC. Our seasoned Legislative and Public Policy team achieves results because we offer clients:

  • Experience. We have represented clients on high-profile and often precedent-setting policy matters for more than 70 years.
  • Judgment. The complex "hot button" issues we tackle require deft political handling and sensitivity to the impact that policy battles have in other areas, such as litigation risk management, business reputation, the media, and the marketplace.
  • Seasoned Team. The Legislative and Public Policy team has extensive experience working with Capitol Hill and the administration. The group includes a former member of Congress, as well as Capitol Hill and administration staff. In addition, the team draws upon the substantive experience of lawyers throughout the firm.
  • Experience in Government Affairs Compliance and Oversight Investigations. We counsel clients on the rules regarding campaign activity, lobbying law, and political contributions, so clients can fully and lawfully engage in the political process. We also represent them in investigations before congressional oversight committees.


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Chambers USA
Government Relations (2006-2016)
Chambers UK
Ranked six Arnold & Porter attorneys as leaders in their field in the areas of Administrative & Public Law, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Product Liability (2005)
The National Law Journal
"Best of Legal Times – Reader's Rankings" for Law Firm Government Affairs / Lobbying Group (2013)

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