Parker Poe Ranked Top Government Affairs Firm in North Carolina
Raleigh, N.C. – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein (Parker Poe) today announced that Southern Political Report Magazine has ranked the firm’s government relations practice in the top five among large law firms in North Carolina. The magazine’s 2015 rankings were based on a survey of lobbyists and government affairs specialists across all 13 Southern states and verified by top area lawyers and industry experts.
Parker Poe’s government relations and lobbying practice is known for its capabilities across all levels of government in Raleigh as well as the work the firm performs for clients in state capitals across the nation. In addition to state level work, Parker Poe has a robust federal practice in Washington, D.C., representing clients before Congress and executive branch agencies.
Partners Tracy Kimbrell and Bruce Thompson lead the practice out of the firm’s Raleigh office. Kimbrell served as General Counsel for North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) from 2010-2013. During her time as the state Senate’s top lawyer, Ms. Kimbrell provided counsel to the President Pro Tempore, his leadership team and the body as a whole. She was also actively involved in negotiations with the executive branch on issues ranging from regulatory reform to economic development. In 2012, she served as the acting chief of staff in the Senate leader’s legislative office.
Thompson has been named as a top political influencer in the region and is a regular political commentator on a wide variety of public policy issues. Thompson currently serves on Hillary Clinton’s National Campaign Finance Committee and has played key advisory roles to Democrats in statewide campaigns.
“There are many lobbying firms in the South and we are honored to be recognized by our peers and experts alike for our long-standing government relations work," says Thompson. "Parker Poe’s dedicated team of attorneys understands the important role lobbying plays in shaping public policy, and has a proven track record of providing favorable results for our clients."
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has approximately 200 lawyers in five offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters. For more information, please visit www.parkerpoe.com.