Duane Morris Government Strategies LLC
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State Government Affairs:

Duane Morris Government Strategies, LLC (DMGS) is a nationwide government affairs firm representing clients in Washington, D.C., and state capitals across the country. Our professionals draw on decades of experience in building public support and positioning clients' issues to achieve maximum success through the often-complex governmental decision-making process.

DMGS’s State Government Affairs professionals are experts in legislative & regulatory matters. They include many former legislative and administrative staff with experience in government service, many of whom engage in political activity for major political parties. DMGS government affairs professionals can assist clients in building and maintaining relationships with current members of your state government in key leadership positions. Because of the breadth and depth of our experience and relationships, DMGS can represent its clients regardless of which party controls the legislative or executive branch.

DMGS can focus on a state legislature or all three branches of a state government. DMGS can also advocate before the federal government and local governments to complement and support efforts at the state level. DMGS government affairs professionals are highly skilled and possess the extensive network required to assemble a team and coordinate services to achieve client objectives. As part of an international full-service law firm, DMGS professionals are also able to draw on the experience of other Duane Morris LLP practices.

Issues & Industries

Success in state capitols depends upon both whom you know and what you know. The issues before state legislatures & administrations are complex, creating a need for information from experts outside of government. DMGS teams are composed of sophisticated policy advocates on virtually every issue before a state legislature or administration. The industries and issues DMGS is most experienced with include:

  • Budget & Appropriations policy
  • Financial Services
  • Coalitions & Associations
  • Education
  • Energy & Environment
  • Gaming & Entertainment
  • Government & Quasi-Government Authorities
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Lobbying
  • State funding
  • Nonprofit & Cultural
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Tax policy

DMGS represents many Fortune 500 corporations as well as a wide range of small & medium-sized companies, coalitions & trade associations, municipal governments & agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Range of Services

DMGS provides clients with a wide range of government affairs services, including:

  • Legislative & policy lobbying
  • Planning and implementing client-specific government affairs strategies
  • Providing access to key decision makers
  • Coalition-building with industry partners
  • Grassroots & grasstops lobbying
  • Drafting and passing legislation
  • State appropriations
  • Legislative and executive affairs tracking
  • Testifying before legislative committees and regulatory hearings