Lawyers and lobbyists in Mayer Brown’s Government Relations & Public Law practice use their sophisticated political experience and unmatched legal knowledge to advise businesses and governments on policy, legislation and regulation. We guide some of the most significant government transactions in the United States and around the world, advise multinational businesses on national, state and local government issues, advance legislative and regulatory strategies that change the landscapes of major industries and help governments initiate innovative plans to better serve their constituents.
Many of our lawyers and practice professionals have held high-ranking elected, appointed and legal positions in government, providing an insider’s view of how laws and regulations affect businesses. Our group includes former elected and appointed officials, including a United States secretary of commerce; two US trade representatives (USTR); a member of Congress; several ambassadors; an associate attorney general of the United States; an attorney general for the State of Illinois; an attorney general for the State of California; a policy director of the US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means; a chief of staff at USTR; a chief of staff and senior legal advisor to the Federal Communications Commission; a chief counsel for Telecommunications and the Internet for the US House Energy and Commerce Committee; and a host of lawyers and professionals from other top-level positions.
Our lawyers and practice professionals routinely draw on Mayer Brown’s deep industry experience by working across practice areas with our lawyers and professionals located in key business centers throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We regularly advise in the following areas: