Given our deep experience as former high-ranking government officials and in the private sector, clients seek out our lawyers and public policy professionals to advise them in handling crises, responding to federal and state Executive Branch and congressional investigations and requests, identifying and addressing multi-state and global challenges and opportunities, evaluating and addressing public policy risk, and providing strategic support for proposed business transactions and initiatives.
While we are at home on the Hill, our capabilities extend far beyond it to various government agencies. Our lawyers regularly implement multi-branch strategies in order to help clients achieve their objectives across the government and with relevant policymakers. At times, these goals are reached through a better use of existing law, but other times our clients need guidance on pursuing changes to existing law or introducing new legislation. In some situations where broad-scale legislative action is indicated, our group can strategically develop and manage bipartisan, bicameral campaigns with outreach to multiple committees as well as to House and Senate leadership.
In order to provide coordinated, strategic advice addressing all of our clients' needs, we partner seamlessly with in-house and external service providers—including public relations, communications and other government affairs teams and grassroots and digital/social media organizations. We have the experience to handle all phases of a complex problem, coordinating multiple workstreams including executive or congressional advocacy, regulatory activity and communications.
The team is also well versed in congressional parliamentary procedure and is extremely well equipped to draft new legislation or amendments to alter existing statutes. We work closely with a range of Executive Branch agencies on the implementation of legislation in line with congressional intent. We follow this process from beginning to end, through drafting and implementation, and offer a deep understanding of the most complex legislation.
A wide range of corporations, individuals, and nonprofit and municipal organizations from across sectors turn to WilmerHale for effective solutions to advance their business and industry initiatives. Backed by the firm's comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients—from mergers and acquisitions to antitrust, tax, trade and beyond—we work with clients to identify, develop and execute strategies to defend or advance a position, or craft and implement legislative or regulatory solutions. Our representation spans the high-tech, IP, financial services, transportation, national security, healthcare and life sciences industries.