Government Law

The complex system of policy making, legislation, regulations, processes, and procedures that government entities must operate within is something that our attorneys understand and can utilize for your benefit. Our Government Law attorneys leverage their significant public sector experience and contacts to help you turn these complexities into opportunities.

We regularly counsel clients in the public and private sectors on corporate compliance, internal investigations, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), lobbying, ethics, campaign finance, and the open meeting law. Working closely with your team, we will use our understanding of how federal, state, and local governments work to help you meet your goals.

Quick Facts

  • Attorneys with direct public sector experience
  • Long-standing relationships in federal agencies
  • Local, state, and federal government matters
  • Government relations and lobbying services through our consulting affiliate, ML Strategies, LLC
  • Lawyers with direct experience working in government
  • Multidisciplinary practice
  • Closely aligned with Public Finance, White Collar Crime & Parallel Proceedings, Corporate & Securities, Tax, and Litigation practices

Areas of Focus

  • Campaign finance
  • Conflict of interest law
  • Department of Justice investigations
  • Drafting legislation and regulations
  • Election law
  • Employment law
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Gifts and gratuities
  • Government ethics
  • Government enforcement actions
  • Government investigations
  • Legislation and regulatory drafting
  • Litigation, corporate governance, and ethics compliance
  • Lobbying compliance advice
  • Municipal and state laws
  • Open meeting law
  • Political fundraising
  • Public records and FOIA
  • Regulatory compliance programs
  • Preparing clients for testimony before Congress and state legislative committees regarding investigations and statutory compliance

Rankings & Recognition

  • Attorneys recognized by Chambers USA, National Law Journal, American College of Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, American Lawyer, Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and Boston Business Journal

Representative Experience

  • Advised a global investment bank, a national construction company, and a national insurance company on compliance with state campaign finance law, lobbying laws, and state ethics laws.
  • Represented a private equity firm in one of the largest health care transactions to take place in Massachusetts. We negotiated to protect thousands of confidential and proprietary documents submitted to the Attorney General’s Office as part of its review and approval of the transaction.
  • Successfully appealed the decision of the Texas Attorney General to prevent the disclosure of a multibillion-dollar private equity fund’s confidential trade secrets to a direct competitor and former employee.
  • Successfully represented an elected government official in an ethics inquiry.
  • Drafted legislation and four sets of regulations for a Massachusetts health care government agency.
  • Assisted several government entities in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and helped clients respond to subpoenas, document requests, and general litigation.
  • Assisted a global communications company in protecting confidential and proprietary information from being released by the federal government to a direct competitor.
  • Represented a public company in the technology sector, obtaining a positive resolution regarding suspension of the sale of its products in Massachusetts.

Clients We Serve

  • Fortune 500 companies
  • Government contractors
  • Government entities
  • Individuals
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public and private companies
  • US and international businesses