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Government Relations & Lobbying


Parker Poe has a proven track record helping clients successfully navigate the halls of government at the federal, state, and local level. Our team understands how government operates and works with each of our clients to develop a lobbying strategy with a clear objective and outcome.

We represent job creators expanding and locating in the Southeast. Our attorneys serve as registered lobbyists for clients in a variety of sectors, including energy, health care, life sciences, education, technology, and manufacturing.

Our government relations and lobbying practice encompasses activities such as formulating strategy, drafting legislation, appearing before legislative committees and study commissions, and intervening directly with legislative officials. Our approach to government relations and lobbying combines integrity, personal relationships, and experience to produce results for our clients. We have earned the trust and confidence of elected officials on both sides of the political aisle, as well as legislative staff members, agency officials, and department officials. The members of our lobbying team draw upon many years of experience in government stemming from their backgrounds as public officials and lobbyists.

We are regularly included in the industry's most competitive surveys. Southern Political Report has ranked the firm’s government relations practice first among law firms in North Carolina and among the top five in South Carolina. The magazine’s rankings are based on a survey of lobbyists and government affairs specialists across all 13 Southern states and verified by top area lawyers and industry insiders.

Parker Poe’s team understands the important role lobbying plays in shaping public policy. We combine in-depth understanding of governmental operations and political perspectives with significant knowledge of each client’s business. Our work is effective for the unique way we combine lobbying and legal experience. Parker Poe goes beyond developing strategies to implementing them and delivering results.

Our government relations capabilities are bolstered by Parker Poe Consulting LLC,1 a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP. This group of experienced lobbyists provides government relations services in Washington, DC, and South Carolina to a wide range of businesses and organizations.

1 Although Parker Poe Consulting LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, it is a separate entity, is not a law firm, and does not provide legal services. Consequently, Parker Poe Consulting LLC is not subject to the rules of professional conduct applicable to lawyers and law firms, and its clients do not have the benefit of the protections of the attorney-client relationship.

Representative Experience

  • Represented one of the nation's premier manufacturing companies in securing legislative approval of the largest economic incentives package in North Carolina history.
  • Represented a leading pharmaceutical company in negotiating an economic incentives package for a major plant expansion.
  • Created and managed state and federal political action committees for several corporations and trade associations.
  • Represented the successful bidder to provide technical services to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
  • Represented the winning bidder in North Carolina's largest information technology procurement in an administrative appeal initiated by the unsuccessful bidder.

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