An experienced voice in government.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's leading government relations practice is not only annually ranked among Washington's top lobby shops by Influence Magazine, but it was also the highest rated in Pennsylvania for government relations by The Best Lawyers in America 2012. In the White House and the governor's cabinet and throughout the halls of both capitols, our lobbyists have served at the highest levels of state and federal government. As former legislators, members of the governor’s administration and key government officials in Pennsylvania, we have collective experience and bi-partisan relationships that span 40 years, eight gubernatorial terms and 23 sessions of the General Assembly. And for over 35 collective years, we have served in senior staff positions on both sides of the aisle, in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the West Wing and various federal executive and regulatory agencies.
Together with the firm's diverse legal team, we can tackle every issue with a comprehensive, strategic approach. We listen to the needs and concerns of our clients, so that every action we take works toward achieving their goals. By utilizing our ability to understand business issues from multiple perspectives, we have demonstrated our ability to be a trusted partner to our clients.
From offices located in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., our government relations team provides clients with seamless representation and valued guidance. Our services include:
Strategic Planning – We leverage our government affairs aptitude, professional experience and legal acumen to develop strategic lobbying plans including policy development, organizational growth initiatives and targeted legislative objectives.
Legislation & Regulatory Advocacy – We maintain excellent relationships with the White House, the Governor's Office, the Congress and the General Assembly and key legislators and staff. As such, our team is able to initiate and enhance relationships that are essential to our clients' success.
Appropriations & Procurement – Our thorough understanding and strategic approach to the appropriations process allows us to assist in securing government grants and other public funding opportunities for clients. We also guide clients through the policies, regulations and requirements necessary to be eligible for state and federal contracts as well as local public works jobs.
Political Action Committee Management – We work with clients to determine key legislators and events worthy of their political support. We also assist with establishing a fundraising strategy and an annual fundraising goal, while implementing a plan of action where fundraising activities are both targeted and appropriate.
Coalition Building - We guide our clients to arrive at a common vision and work compatibly as partners. Coalitions require close management so that the collective knowledge, power and resources represented by their members can be used effectively. To that end, we determine the coalition's structure and focus, assist in the creation of its mission, advise on short- and long-term goals, propose the best implementation path forward and steer efforts toward success.
Issue Development & Monitoring – We constantly monitor relevant legislation introduced in the General Assembly and Congress and provide updates on a regular basis with respect to legislative activity. As the legislation process advances, we continue to keep clients up to speed on the status of legislation, the prospects of enactment by the General Assembly or Congress and the possibility of it being signed into law.
Business Development – We consistently keep our clients aware of development opportunities and design customized approaches that enable their business ventures to be considered by key decision makers.