Government Relations and Lobbying

Barnes & Thornburg combines the resources of a large law firm with on-the-ground tactical capabilities, working with clients as they interact with local, state and federal government officials and agencies.

Business, trade association, public sector and individual clients call on us for informed and effective representation before the government. We advise clients with significant interests to protect and advance, and put together tailored strategies that often require detailed planning, monitoring, analysis, legislative advocacy, executive advocacy, administrative rulemaking, purchasing advocacy, litigation, and political intelligence skills. 

We have the experience to reach decision-makers at any level from our 13 offices in nine states and Washington, D.C. Our 20 government relations professionals and support staff include individuals who have served as counsel to legislative leaders, elected executive officials, administrative agency directors, state and national political party leaders and as White House appointees.

Our government relations approach brings together professionals who possess complementary legal skills, knowledge of substantive and relevant government policy, and contacts in both major political parties. We advocate client interests with elected and appointed executive officials and legislators and their staff members. The result is understandable government relations services rendered by experienced practitioners.