Practice/Industry Group Overview
Nexsen Pruet’s Public Policy & Governmental Affairs practice team reflects the Firm’s deep roots in the community and history of involvement in the public affairs of the Carolinas. Our diverse experiences, inside and outside of government, help us frame creative and successful solutions for clients. Many of our attorneys have served in prominent governmental positions, and bring valuable insight into the processes of legislative and public policy.
Our Public Policy & Governmental Affairs practice team has a deep understanding of how government really works and has fostered an extensive network of bipartisan relationships with local, state and federal officials.
We also understand that public policy and regulatory action are critical to a business's effectiveness and outlook. Accordingly, in the complex governmental arena, our members are armed with experience, knowledge of the participants, a firm foundation in both substance and process and the ability to communicate effectively. Nexsen Pruet’s Public Policy & Governmental Affairs practice team deploys all of these skills to advance client objectives. We are adept at identifying and creating new business potential by positioning clients to take advantage of public policy opportunities.
Our Public Policy & Governmental Affairs practice team communicates directly with federal, state, city and county officials, and their staffs, to explain and advance client goals.
Nexsen Pruet’s Public Policy & Governmental Affairs practice team works to assemble effective coalitions of other affected stakeholders and also participates in trade associations, coalitions and joint lobbying efforts on behalf of our clients.
Legislative & Advocacy Materials
In addition to drafting legislation, Nexsen Pruet prepares effective issue papers, briefing books, comments and hearing testimony to communicate client interests.
The Public Policy & Governmental Affairs practice team also assists in preparing client representatives for appearances at hearings, as well as testifies on behalf of clients.
Legislative & Regulatory Monitoring
Using both electronic tracking and retail lobbying techniques, Nexsen Pruet analyzes and reports significant legislative and regulatory efforts impacting client interests.