Sheppard Mullin’s Public Policy and Government Affairs team brings a practical, bipartisan, problem-solving approach to clients’ engagements with the federal government. We represent clients before Congress, the White House, DOL, the EEOC, DOJ, and DHS, among others. We provide legal, legislative, strategic and policy advice to clients and individuals who face government scrutiny, seek to advance a policy agenda, or provide testimony to government overseers. Our team combines decades of agency, Capitol Hill and private sector experience in testifying, drafting and enacting legislation, policymaking, advocating before agencies and Congress, and responding to government oversight. We know both how government operates on the inside and how it can be influenced from the outside.
Examples of specific scenarios where the Public Policy and Government Affairs team can help you:
- Your company has encountered issues in managing its product line, leading to legal jeopardy, press criticism, and outrage on the Hill and among regulators. Our team is experienced in managing such high stakes, multifaceted crises, advising clients on how to respond to the oversight they are receiving, preparing executives for briefings and hearing testimony, all while integrating the necessary PR and legal strategies.
- You have a strong interest in influencing the substance of legislation currently under consideration in Congress, or persuading a Member to introduce or support legislation. Our team has years of experience dealing with the legislative process, has successfully shepherded bills and legislative provisions to enactment, and maintains key contacts on the Hill and at the White House.
- You seek to engage an agency regarding its implementation of a policy that affects your interests. Our team has spent decades working in and with a variety of agencies, influencing policy from the outside and creating and implementing it on the inside. We know how the agencies think, what is motivating them, what they want to see and hear, and what is most likely to influence their decision-making.
- Your company is the victim of a state-sponsored, criminal actor, in a high-profile incident. You face questions, document demands and testimonial subpoenas from law enforcement, Capitol Hill, and regulators. Our team has experience managing such crises on multiple fronts to give each government entity what it needs without sacrificing key legal defenses and privileges, harming your relationships with the other government entities, or taking an unnecessary PR hit.
Podcasts & Webinars
- Nota Bene Episode 54: My Two Cents: Healthcare Industry Consolidations, Climate Change Regulations, Governance Crisis Management, Tech and the Music Industry, and Government Check-InOctober 16, 2019
- Nota Bene Episode 53: Presidential Impeachment Inquiry, USMCA Deal Approval, and Congressional Budgets with Elizabeth Frazee and Jonathan MeyerOctober 9, 2019
- Nota Bene Episode 48: My Two Cents: Trade Deals, the Fiscal Cliff, College Admissions Scandals, Antitrust Crisis, and the Resurgence of SecuritizationAugust 13, 2019
- Nota Bene Episode 44: Executive Branch Forecast Q3: Mueller’s Testimony, the Fiscal Cliff, and Gerrymandering with Jonathan MeyerJuly 17, 2019
- Nota Bene Episode 36: My Two Cents: Executive and Legislative Branch Check-In, FDA’s Regulations, EU Competition Law Reform, and Using Blockchain TechnologyMay 15, 2019
- April 10, 2019
- Nota Bene Episode 24: My Two Cents: The Government Shutdown, Healthcare in the U.S., the Real Business of Congress, Foreign Investment Controls and Latin American Markets with host Michael P. A. CohenFebruary 20, 2019
- January 14, 2019
- Nota Bene Episode 18: Human Capital, Net Neutrality, Insider Trading, In-House Counsel’s Role, and Congressional OversightJanuary 9, 2019
- January 2, 2019
- Government use of facial recognition technology is already a daily reality at this Arizona border crossing.Politico, October 9, 2019
- Buzzfeed News, August 29, 2019
- NPR, April 15, 2019
- Canadian Broadcasting Company News, April 12, 2019
- Reuters, March 22, 2019
- The Washington Post, March 9, 2019
- Washington Post, January 29, 2019
- Washington Post, November 28, 2018
- National Law Review, November 15, 2018
- Law360, November 7, 2018
- Politico, May 11, 2018
- Lexology, March 14, 2018
- New DHS Chief Can Handle Cybersecurity Mission: Former OfficialsBloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch Bulletin, August 1, 2017
- The Washington Diplomat, August 1, 2017
- Trump Travel Ban Injunction Lifted in PartKCBS Radio San Francisco, June 26, 2017
- KCBS Radio San Francisco, March 16, 2017
- KCBS Radio San Francisco, March 6, 2017
- CBS News Radio San Francisco, March 1, 2017
- Senators Flirt With Nuclear Option Over High Court PickLaw360, February 1, 2017
- Entrepreneur, February 2017
- Gorsuch Likely To Restore Scalia-Era High Court BalanceLaw360, January 31, 2017
- Gorsuch, Drawing Scalia Comparisons, Comes Under MicroscopeThe National Law Journal, January 31, 2017
- Today's General Counsel, December 19, 2016