Hayden R. Dempsey

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  • Shareholder; Chair, Florida Government Law & Policy Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2119 Attorneys)
  • 101 East College Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301
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    4.7/5.0 (8)
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Biography

Hayden R. Dempsey is the Chair of the Florida Government Law & Policy Practice. He lobbies on behalf of numerous private and public clients before both the Florida Legislature and state agencies and represents clients in Medicaid and health policy matters, procurement disputes, transportation and infrastructure issues, health care regulatory matters, and election matters. He also specializes in the lobbying of insurance and other regulatory issues before the Office of Insurance Regulation and the Florida Legislature.

Hayden has extensive governmental experience, having served in four governors’ administrations. Hayden served as Special Counsel to Gov. Rick Scott, where he oversaw the Legislative Affairs Office and advised the Governor and his staff on legislative, policy and budget issues. He also worked closely with the Governor’s agencies to assist in development and passage of their legislative priorities. Hayden previously served as Legislative Affairs Director, Deputy General Counsel, and Legislative Counsel for Gov. Jeb Bush. He started his professional career working for Gov. Bob Martinez and Gov. Lawton Chiles. He represented the presidential campaigns of Bush-Cheney ’04, Florida and McCain-Palin '08, and the gubernatorial campaigns of Gov. Rick Scott, Gov. Charlie Crist, and Gov. Jeb Bush.

Concentrations

•Governmental affairs
•Medicaid and health care policy and regulation
•Insurance regulation and legislation
•Transportation and infrastructure
•Administration and regulatory litigation
•Procurement
•Election law

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Team Member, Best Lawyers in America , Top Listed - Government Relations, 2018
•Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers Government Relations Law Firm of the Year, 2014
•Ranked, Tier 1 - Government Relations, Tallahassee Metropolitan Area
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Practice, 2007-2012, 2018

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Government Law & Policy
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Infrastructure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850.521.8563  Phone
850.681.0207  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Hayden-R-Dempsey
University Attended:
Wake Forest University, B.A., Political Science, 1990
Law School Attended:
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., Nova Law Review, Moot Court Society, Inns of Court, 1994
Year of First admission:
1994
Admission:
1994, Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (inactive)
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board of Directors, Enterprise Florida, Inc., the State of Florida's official economic development organization, 2011-2016
•Board of Directors, Space Florida, 2011-2016
•Board of Directors, Capitol Region Family Health & Fitness, 2010-Present
•Member, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2002-2012
•Chair, Florida Chapter, Republican National Lawyers Association, 2006-2008
•Member, Federal Judicial Nominating Commission appointed by Senator Mel Martinez, August 2005-2007
•Member, Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (Gubernatorial Appointment), May 2004-January 2007
•Board of Trustees, Florida TaxWatch, 2003-2004
•Member, Governor's Workers' Compensation Reform Commission (Gubernatorial Appointment), 2002-2003
•Member, ABA House of Delegates, 2000-2002
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, The Florida Bar

Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Government affairs; Medicaid and health care policy and regulation; Insurance regulation and legislation; Transportation and infrastructure; Administration and regulatory litigation; Procurement; Election Law; Represented Congressman Vern Buchanan in the 1008 recount and Congressional contest of his election; Provided legal representation for the Florida McCain-Palin '08 Presidential Campaign; Related Experience: Co-Chair, Lawyers for McCain, 2006; Statewide Chair, Lawyers for Crist-Kottkamp; Statewide Chair, Lawyers for Bush-Cheney '04
ISLN:
900082397

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (8)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.7/5.0
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    4.7/5.0
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  • Hayden R. Dempsey

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 08/11/13 in Government Affairs on 08/11/13

    Outstanding lawyer and individual.

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    Outstanding lawyer and individual.

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  • Hayden R. Dempsey

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 08/06/13 in Government Affairs on 08/06/13

    A very effective advocate.

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    A very effective advocate.

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  • Hayden R. Dempsey

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/02/13 in Litigation on 08/02/13

    Excellent lawyer. Would hire him in a second.

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    Excellent lawyer. Would hire him in a second.

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  • Hayden R. Dempsey

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/02/13 in Products Liability on 08/02/13

    Excellent lawyer. I would hire him in a second to represent me.

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    Excellent lawyer. I would hire him in a second to represent me.

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  • Hayden R. Dempsey

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/02/13 in Government on 08/02/13

    • Legal Knowledge

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  • Hayden R. Dempsey

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/25/13 in Litigation on 07/25/13

    Unsurpassed in all respects.

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    Unsurpassed in all respects.

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  • Hayden R. Dempsey

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/25/13 in Government Affairs on 07/25/13

    Top tier in every respect

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    Top tier in every respect

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  • Hayden R. Dempsey

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/25/13 in Civil Litigation on 07/25/13

    Hayden is a top tier litigator and governmental attorney. He meets and exceeds every standard necessary for an "A" rating

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    Hayden is a top tier litigator and governmental attorney. He meets and exceeds every standard necessary for an "A" rating

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