Government Affairs

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
and Best Lawyers®

Metropolitan Tier 2, Austin
Government Relations Practice

Gardere has the full range of unique expertise and tools necessary to assist corporate clients in resolving all of their governmental needs, specifically their needs in Texas. We are frequently called upon by clients to assist with: legislative lobbying, federal lobbying, rulemaking, licensing, compliance, enforcement, contracts and, when necessary, litigation. Our goal is to not only meet, but exceed our client’s expectations.

Our nationally and regionally recognized team of regulatory and legislative attorneys and registered lobbyists (in Texas) has extensive experience representing clients before state legislatures, regulatory agencies, courts, county and city governments and local boards and commissions. This experience is greatly enhanced by our backgrounds of working in the private sector, for trade associations, as managers of state agencies and holding top legislative positions. Clients choose us because we know how to navigate the bureaucracy to ensure clients have a voice in government and achieve results.

Our group has consistently earned first-tier honors in the Best Law Firms rankings compiled by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White Inc.). In addition, for the fourth consecutive legislative session, Capitol Inside ranked Gardere as having one of the state’s two most powerful law firm lobbying teams in its biannual Texas Lobby Power Rankings. 

We take full advantage of being a part of a full-service law firm and work closely with other practices to ensure coordination with legislative lobbying and regulatory efforts and to assist clients in dealing with the political process. We also take advantage of our Austin office location to better serve our client’s needs at the Texas State Capitol.


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