Government & RegulatoryProtective Gear
The past decade has seen unprecedented U.S. government oversight of both domestic and international commerce. While the pendulum may swing the opposite direction in coming years, public concerns regarding consumer protection, data privacy, and corporate malfeasance will keep regulatory issues front and center for the foreseeable future. Our interdisciplinary team of attorneys works to keep clients aware of legislative developments and represents them in negotiations and hearings before regulatory bodies. We also have the government experience to ably advocate when court challenges are necessary.
How Things Tick
A wide range of priorities motivates government stakeholders. Many Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys have served in senior capacities in the agency rulemaking process and have a first-hand understanding of the inner workings of key regulatory bodies, including the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Trade Commission. We are well equipped to represent clients in formal and informal enforcement actions before administrative law judges, commissions, and in federal and state court.
Knowing The Rules
Our attorneys’ understanding extends beyond conventional case law to a familiarity with the way agencies operate. We assist clients with clearing regulatory hurdles in antitrust matters and in landing and keeping key government contracts. Our attorneys also support clients in efforts to avoid running afoul of regulatory rules and guidelines regarding exports, banking, and other financial institutions; the FCPA; and the RICO statute.
Charles F. McDowell
Senior Government Relations Advisor