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Government Relations

Chaos to Clarity

Our government relations practice is housed within the Bracewell Policy Resolution Group (PRG). PRG is unique among law firms, as it brings together government relations, strategic communications and legal services under one roof. This combination allows us to provide unparalleled, comprehensive services to clients.

Our team includes former senior officials in the legislative and executive branches, former press secretaries and journalists, former in-house counsel and nationally ranked lobbyists. We draw on these diverse skills and experiences to dive deep into a given matter. Our strategic communications team brings that knowledge to life through new and traditional media.

We help members of Congress and their staff, regulators and other policymakers understand and act on the position of our clients, as well as in matching our clients’ priorities with the concerns of legislators and regulators. We develop legislative strategies, manage relations with the executive branch and relevant federal agencies, and create coalitions and strategic partnerships to advance our clients’ regulatory and legislative initiatives.

PRG is the top energy and environmental government relations and strategic communications practice in Washington, DC. We represent Air Liquide USA, Energy Forward, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) on energy and environmental issues, guiding them through legislative and regulatory issues specific to their policy goals.

We represent the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) before the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).

PRG is also the only entity that represents nearly all active-duty FBI agents through its professional organization, the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA).

Global Recognition for Excellence

Our government relations team is highly regarded. Bloomberg Government recognized us in 2021 as a top performing lobbying/law firm. In 2020, the National Law Review named us the “Go-To Thought Leader for Election and Legislative News.” Our practice and lawyers are also ranked in Chambers USA, Legal 500 US and other directories.

  • Chambers USA – Nationwide Government Relations
  • Legal 500 US – Government Relations
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers – Washington, DC Government Relations Practice

Their counsel is always top-notch and thorough.

Chambers USA, 2023

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Market-Leading Engagements

We represent a wide range of corporations, industry coalitions, trade association, entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and government entities.

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on various energy efficiency standards for air conditioning, heating and refrigeration products
  • Air Liquide USA, LLC on advocacy and strategic communications services on a range of complicated matters related to energy and the environment, including the DOE Hydrogen Hub program and carbon capture and sequestration opportunities, as well as tax policy
  • Cheniere Energy on environmental, energy, pipeline safety, tax and political matters, including the development of a legislative strategy to modernize the regulatory oversight of large-scale LNG export facilities
  • Cornerstone Building Brands and its trade counsel on converting the technical and legal arguments surrounding antidumping duties into sound and concise policy arguments, including an outreach campaign to policymakers
  • Denka Performance Elastomer on comprehensive legal, government relations and strategic communications services in connection with a dispute with EPA focused on emissions emanating from one of Denka’s US facilities
  • Energy Forward Coalition in representing members on various issues before Congress, the White House and executive branch agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Equinor on its communications strategy concerning offshore wind development in the United States, including advising on local and national media relations, social media strategy, drafting speeches and remarks for company executives, media training, project website design and creation, media monitoring and advising on stakeholder outreach 
  • FBI Agents Association before the White House, Congress and Federal Bureau of Investigation on crime and terrorism prevention, federal appropriations, reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and electronic privacy
  • Helix Energy Systems on its role in controlling and suppressing the flow of oil following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and more recently on economic challenges stemming from a global price war and the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) in advocacy to improve federal policies governing the permitting of energy infrastructure, including the development of solutions to permitting challenges that react to statutory, judicial and political considerations, and improve coordination among federal agencies, such as FERC, Department of Interior, Army Corps of Engineers and EPA