Administrative law proceedings have their own particular rules and practices, and factors beyond the plain letter of the relevant laws and regulations often influence the outcome. Administrative decision making, at the local, state and federal levels, can be directly affected by legislative activities and litigation. We work as a team, in collaboration with our clients’ in-house and outside legal teams, lobbyists and consultants, on an integrated strategy in multiple venues.
We routinely advise clients whose professional licenses or businesses are impacted by government rules and regulations. We represent clients in the following situations:
- Administrative hearings
- Agency rulemaking
- Appeal to trial & Appellate Courts
- Investigations and enforcement action by administrative agencies
- Land use
- License and permit applications
- License suspensions & revocations
- Professional disciplinary proceedings
- Rate making procedures
- Settlement negotiations
- Suspension orders
Our administrative law group’s vast experience with government agencies in the areas of communications, energy, health care, finance, land use, environment, elections, insurance, water, land use and tax, among others, as well as strong relationships with key agency officials, enable us to help our clients secure favorable rulemakings, policy changes, and contested hearing results. We represent in administrative proceedings to acquire, secure, and defend water rights and related wetlands and water quality approvals.
Many of our lawyers have held senior positions in those agencies and intimately understand the agency’s personalities and culture. Our lawyers often serve on rulemaking and legislative advisory committees established by the agencies.