A complex understanding of regulatory issues doesn’t just benefit clients looking to limit risk, defend against investigations, advocate for new laws or challenge regulations. State and federal governments are increasingly playing a larger role in the world of business, serving as employers, stockholders and investors in new enterprises. For example, Pillsbury regulatory attorneys are working together to help clients take wider advantage of funding opportunities under the 2009 Recovery Act as well as pending bills related to transportation, climate change, energy, education and health care.
Clients benefit from the fact that myriad Pillsbury attorneys have served as senior officials within the U.S. government, including the former Chief Counsel of the FAA, Assistant Director of the FTC’s Competition Bureau, General Counsel of NOAA, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Chief of the Major Crimes Unit at the U.S. Attorney Office for the Southern District of New York and Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division at the United States Department of Justice, to name just a few. In many instances, our team members have drafted the regulations, written the legislation, or helped establish the policies of direct concern to our clients. We also regularly advise U.S. government agencies through participation in formal panels and agency-sponsored industry events. This experience gives us credibility when representing clients before regulatory entities.
Pillsbury’s Regulatory group offers a wide range of counseling related to governmental investigations, compliance, regulatory hearings, government contracts and spending initiatives and public policy. Though many of our regulatory assignments go through attorneys in our DC-area offices to create efficiencies and speed access to federal regulatory agencies and Capitol Hill, we have experienced regulatory lawyers throughout the firm network who can also counsel on state or regional regulatory issues or advocate on behalf of a corporation, industry or nonprofit entity.
2013 Chambers USA ranked our Aviation Regulatory, Energy, Environmental, Government Contracts, Government Relations, International Trade, Privacy & Data Security, and Tax Controversy capabilities as among the nation’s best.
For a full understanding of our regulatory capabilities, please visit the following pages:
Antitrust & Competition
Aviation, Aerospace & Transportation
Climate Change & Sustainability
Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Defense
Federal Tax Controversy
Life Sciences & Health Care
Privacy, Data Security & Information Use