Legislative drafting and advocacy

Every year, state and federal lawmakers consider pieces of legislation that have the potential to impact the way our clients do business. Some flounder on their way through the legislative process, and others are rewritten in ways that make them unrecognizable. And then some reach the legislative floor and are not passed or rejected as most would have hoped. When the legislation being considered is important to our clients, we can provide a voice for them in the process.

Our team has substantial experience advancing client interests before the Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Congressional Delegation. Our legislative advocacy experience includes:

  • Assistance with strategic government relations planning
  • Development of workable public policy arguments and solutions
  • Coalition building
  • Arranging face-to-face meetings with key decision makers
  • Legislative tracking
  • Meetings with legislators and legislative and committee staff
  • Legislative drafting
  • Preparation of public comments
  • Issue brief preparation
  • Committee testimony
  • Coordination of educational efforts

Our work in this area has involved topics as diverse as:

  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental matters
  • Health care
  • Insurance
  • International trade
  • Manufacturing
  • Solid waste disposal
  • State operating budgets and fund allocation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade tariffs
  • Transportation
  • Venture capital