Government Relations and Legislative
For many companies, organizations, and individuals, knowing where to turn and how to get things done with the government can be daunting. Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss attorneys will simplify the process, help cut through red tape, initiate legislation, and successfully navigate governmental investigations.
We know Capitol Hill, executive branch offices, state legislatures, and the District of Columbia government – the players, the playing fields, and the politics – and boast significant successes representing and advising our clients in working with government and in government investigations.
We coordinated legislative teams in several states to achieve a much sought after tort reform when prior efforts by others had been unavailing.
Our Government Relations and Legislative practice counsels clients in insurance, antitrust, copyright, banking, environment, trade, tort reform, and other matters. We are also experienced in representing entities and individuals before legislative oversight and investigative committees – including defending clients in congressional, grand jury, and inspector general investigations. We bring to this work the traditional skills and relationships of the government affairs specialist, experience in handling internal investigations and white-collar criminal matters, and public relations expertise.
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss attorneys have served as Committee and Subcommittee Chief Counsel to Democrats and Republicans in the United States Senate and House of Representatives, held senior positions at the Department of Justice, and represented numerous clients before U.S. and state government agencies, officials, and legislatures.
In the News
Eric Lewis, a Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC partner, told Law360 that the Civil Division is likely the branch of the DOJ most in need of a morale boost.
"It's overwhelmingly staffed by career people who have really suffered through the last four years, and they've lost a lot of good people too," he said. "These are people who just want to do their job and not impose any ideology."Law360, February 23, 2021
- DC Circuit Orders Dismissal of DC Charter School Association’s Case That Challenged the DC Council’s Legislative Authority, Sought to Undermine Funding for DCPS & Alleged Underfunding for DC Charter SchoolsWashington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban AffairsJuly 24, 2019
- Bloomberg Law, July 19, 2019
Publications, Presentations & Events
Eric Lewis focuses on three key areas: (1) the widening of the net from sanctioned individuals to their families; (2) the application of the evasion provisions to foreign persons; (3) the bringing of new classes within existing sanctions.The New York Law Journal, December 8, 2017