Areas of Practice
Government Relations/Public Policy
Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. offers a broad range of experience among a group with recognized civic, community, government and political leaders in Texas with long-standing relationships at the highest levels in Washington, D.C. and at state and local levels throughout the United States. The group leverages its firsthand Washington and local knowledge and insight to craft and execute legal strategies for navigating complex legal, regulatory, and legislative challenges. Attorneys in this practice are particularly focused on helping clients anticipate and succeed amid legislative and regulatory change and challenges. Businesses facing legislative and regulatory hurdles require sound and strategic advice to ensure that their views are heard in Congress, in the regulatory agencies, in state capitals, and at the local level.
The effectiveness of our government relations practice is based upon our competence and credibility, and our history of advocacy before elected, appointed and career officials. Our federal government relations practice assists clients in shaping legislation and regulations through direct interaction with members of Congress, state and local leaders, agency officials, and their staffs. Businesses are becoming more conscious of and savvy about the importance of participating in the legislative and regulatory process at the local, state and federal level. They realize the stakes are too high to stay on the sidelines when laws and regulations can either facilitate or impede their economic success. We take a proactive approach in helping shape public policy on behalf of our clients. Our diverse set of services includes developing and executing customized strategies that meet our clients' specific needs. Our work includes coalition building, relationship development, legislative monitoring and proactive efforts.
The local level is an integral part of our government relations practice, and we represent clients on matters before various county and city governments. We can help facilitate relationships with local elected officials, from the office of the Governor to local mayors and school superintendents, community leaders, and provide information and advice regarding civic organizations and local leadership. Our team has monitored and engaged in meetings of county commissions, school boards and city council meetings and works together with policymakers to understand their agendas and goals and to find solutions.