The firm has an extensive public policy practice involving local, state, and federal government entities. The firm’s capacity in this area includes the representation of a wide range of companies, business associations, trade groups and coalitions, and public entities in legislative and administrative law matters. The firm is recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of lobbying and political endeavors before the Texas Legislature.
With respect to administrative law and the executive branches of Texas state government, the firm has significant experience in dealings with the offices of the Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Comptroller, and specific state agencies such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Water Development Board, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Railroad Commission, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Division of Homeland Security, Texas Consumer Credit Commission, Texas Banking Commission, and numerous other boards, commissions, and agencies.
The firm also maintains advocacy capabilities before municipalities, such as the city councils of the City of Houston, City of Austin, and related local agencies. Similarly, the firm maintains relations with counties, such as the commissioners courts for Harris County, Travis County, and related county agencies. The firm also maintains relations with regional entities such as the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District, Harris-Galveston Council of Governments, Port of Houston, transit authorities, river authorities, and trade zones.