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Greenberg Traurig’s Government Litigation Practice Group reflects the firm’s recognition that litigation against governments can be very different from litigation among private parties. The presence of policy issues, and of special sovereignty-based defenses, privileges and other issues, can pose unique challenges as well as present opportunities throughout the course of a lawsuit. And because of the power that regulatory agencies have over many businesses, the stakes in government litigation can go far beyond the particular issues in dispute. Our government litigation attorneys understand these special challenges and opportunities that can arise in litigation against governmental agencies.

Our team has a wide range of experience litigating against federal and state agencies nationwide. This broad experience with government litigation matters includes regular appearances in trial and appellate courts, and before federal, state and local administrative agencies. Our government litigators also work closely with attorneys from other relevant practices, including Environmental, Real Estate, Public Utilities, Financial Institutions, and Health & FDA Business, as well as those with experience in other heavily regulated fields. These synergies, in addition to our deep trial bench, extend our capabilities in complex regulatory disputes.


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Our government litigation experience and resources include the following:

Deep Experience in a Broad Range of Government Litigation Matters

  • Constitutional, statutory and other legal challenges to federal and state laws, regulations and government conduct
  • Challenges to the denial of federal, state and local permits, licenses, and legal entitlements
  • Administrative and regulatory litigation before federal and state administrative agencies and on judicial review
  • Regulatory takings claims, and commercial and monetary disputes with government entities
  • Representation of governmental interests to defend or support government action

Offices and Resources Across the Country in Major Government Centers

  • Substantial government litigation capabilities in important state capitals and commercial centers across the country, including Sacramento, Boston, Albany, Denver, Tallahassee, New York, Chicago and Houston
  • Established team of litigators in Washington, D.C., where substantial challenges to federal government programs and conduct are frequently litigated
  • Dedicated, firm-wide litigation practice group with a focus on suing and defending governments, and which is experienced with the special problems and issues involved in such litigation
  • Team of attorneys that includes dozens of former federal and state government litigators, prosecutors and officials with wide-ranging experience litigating government disputes from the inside
  • A nationwide footprint enabling GT to litigate federal and state government issues in forums selected to maximize the prospects for achieving our clients’ objectives, and to provide efficient representation for clients facing related enforcement or investigation matters in multiple jurisdictions
  • Ability to coordinate efforts with GT’s nationwide Government Affairs Practice at both federal and state levels to address government disputes on multiple fronts