Government & Public Affairs

Policy. Persuasion. Access.

 

FOR BOTH TO SUCCEED, ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENT MUST WORK HAND IN HAND.

Political tides will turn, and administrations will come and go, but one thing remains certain—organizations and governments must work together to achieve shared goals.

From advising clients on specific legislation and regulation at all levels of government to giving industry and nonprofits a voice in the implementation of broad, sweeping actions by the federal government, we provide detailed legislative, policy, and regulatory insights on issues directly affecting our clients in the context of broader geopolitical and market forces.

WE DON’ T PRESCRIBE THE SOLUTION UNTIL WE UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM.

In today’s world of 24-second news cycles, the natural tendency is to act first, ask questions later. For many, getting it done is more important than getting it right.

Although we agree that time is always of the essence, at Clark Hill, we also believe intelligent, strategic analysis invariably leads to better solutions.

However, the ability to analyze should not be confused with a lack of agility or of speed. We draw on insights gained over our decades of experience in federal and state government, with in-depth industry, regulatory and legislative knowledge, to provide timesensitive, strategy-based guidance at every step—whether planning a multiyear, multipronged lobbying campaign or responding to a rapidly unfolding crisis or opportunity.

FIVE ROADS THAT LEAD TO RESULTS.

Successful legislative and regulatory solutions require a well-tailored blend of thoughtful guidance, well-managed resources, and effective outreach.
At Clark Hill, our government and public affairs team draws on the following to achieve our clients’ goals:

Experience. Each member of our core team has decades of experience in key industries, trade associations, and government entities.

Knowledge. To translate effectively, you must have more than a simple familiarity with an issue. At Clark Hill, our knowledge of subject matter is
deep and wide.

Relationships. As respected, former industry and government insiders, we do more than open doors—we create them.

Creativity. Change is indeed the only constant. We incorporate new information, respond in real time, and deploy innovative strategies.

Collaboration. When needed, we draw on Clark Hill’s vast resources and our network of external colleagues to design the best solutions.

BROAD INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE, EXCLUSIVE CLIENT ROSTER.

We advise clients operating in nearly every industry of the modern economy. We have particular experience in development and funding in areas associated with today’s economy, including the following:

  • Aerospace—military and civilian
  • Biomedical research, healthcare, science, and technology
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • Defense procurement and research
  • Education and workforce development
  • Environment
  • Homeland security
  • Political law
  • Public contracting
  • Transportation/manufacturing/automotive

Clients come to Clark Hill for the quality of our service and counsel. Likewise, we represent clients performing at the top of their game, including individuals, corporations, trade associations, and nonprofit entities.

BIPARTISAN COALITION BUILDING

Clark Hill is deliberately bipartisan, reflecting that on almost every issue that comes before Washington policymakers, both sides will have an opinion, and often, it won’t be shared. Even though political tensions are always high in Washington, governing still requires compromise at its basic level, and we work hard to help clients understand where areas of potential agreement lie on their issues. We have helped several national association clients increase their outreach to lawmakers and the Administration to find areas of common concern and helped them fine-tune their messaging to appeal more effectively to both sides of the aisle. At the same time, we also help clients understand, navigate, and leverage the relevant legislative and regulatory processes. Our backgrounds and access on both sides of the political spectrum help us be our clients’ most effective advocates.

CREATING OR EXPANDING FEDERAL PROGRAMS

In an era when earmarks are no longer the currency by which entities can receive federal funds, Clark Hill’s team of seasoned professionals has developed an effective model to create and grow programs from their research and development phase to full-scale prototype and acquisition. Whether in national security, civilian aerospace and technology, scientific research, or core programs central to the nation’s infrastructure, Clark Hill can cost-effectively develop and implement plans for clients from a wide variety of industries and regions of the country.

DELIVERING HIGHER EDUCATION FEDERAL R&D FUNDING STRATEGIES

Federal agencies with basic and applied R&D needs are always seeking the strongest and most capable partners who can help them accomplish their missions and deliver innovative solutions to vexing challenges.

Clark Hill helps a number of preeminent universities understand trends in federal R&D investments, develops targeted agency and Hill contact plans, and assists in developing capture strategies for key center-level grants and large cooperative agreements. We have the experience to help clients market their strengths and capabilities to a range of federal agencies and to understand how to become trusted partners of key program managers.

HELPING CLIENTS DEVELOP SUCCESSFUL FEDERAL PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

Clark Hill has helped transform a small congressional demonstration project into a full-fledged program of record, with more than 30 state partners, that helps the National Weather Service improve forecasts and severe weather warning times. Our intimate knowledge of federal science and mission agencies and their needs, coupled with decades of Hill experience, enables us to craft multidimensional strategies to build broad support to help move science and technology solutions from the private sector to the public sector proposed solutions to Department of Defense (DOD) needs.

HEALTH AND BIOSCIENCES POLICY & FUNDING

Hospitals and academic medical centers depend on consistent treatment by CMS on various reimbursement policies, and Clark Hill has experience getting in the trenches and helping clients make their case when adverse regulatory and reimbursement actions are proposed. Integrated agency and political strategies developed by Clark Hill principals have successfully won hospital reclassifications and proper reimbursement for a specific cancer treatment center. In addition to our strong working knowledge of HHS and NIH, funding mechanisms and programs, we have also successfully helped clients establish major academic medical research efforts with other agencies such as the DOD.

R&D PARTNERSHIPS

The Department of Defense (DOD) is the federal government’s largest sponsor of research and development, and it has historically partnered with both academia and private industry to meet its mission requirements. Because the DOD is so “mission focused,” most of its Research & Demonstration funding is applied rather than basic research. Clark Hill has excelled in providing insights on not only annual DOD budget requests, but also on key mission requirements to help clients understand how and where they might partner with the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines to bring new discoveries, technologies, and devices into their research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) processes. Clark Hill also has the knowledge to help clients understand how their innovative solutions can make their way into the procurement process and the operational side of the DOD. We have worked closely with the committees of jurisdiction on numerous key R&D and weapons acquisition programs and their budgets as well as helping clients approach various RDT&E commands through the “front door” to match proposed solutions to DOD needs.

CONTRACTING WITH FEDERAL AGENCIES

The Federal Government, at all levels, is a major procurer of every conceivable good and service, from office supplies to software and IT services to construction of public buildings to complex manufacturing for advanced defense systems. For many businesses, selling these goods and services to the government presents them with tremendous opportunities but also with significant challenges and risks. Clark Hill’s government contracting attorneys have longstanding relationships with decision makers at all levels. Because we understand how government contracting works and we understand government’s many needs, we can be very effective working on behalf of our clients’ federal business objectives. Visit our Public Contracting page for more information. 

CORPORATE AND TRADE ASSOCIATION COMPLIANCE

In today’s climate, corporations, trade associations, and nonprofit organization that want to engage in the political process face an overwhelming amount of road blocks and red tape. At Clark Hill, we help clients navigate this complex process by counseling organizations on choosing the most effective path to convey their desired message and result. Whether an organization wishes to lobby, create a political action committee or advocacy organization, or contribute to a specific cause, our immense experience helps clients fulfill their goals.

ELECTION, ETHICS, AND LOBBYING COMPLIANCE

Clark Hill’s bipartisan Political Law team has direct experience with federal and state lobbying compliance, pay-to-play and government ethics rules, as well as campaign finance and election laws. Several of our team members have served as elected officials and staff in the executive and legislative branches of federal, state, and local governments, as well as serving in senior roles in political campaigns and political parties. Our experience includes representation of corporations and trade associations with respect to federal and state lobbying disclosure filings, congressional ethics and gift rule compliance, representation of corporations and individuals regarding industry specific federal and state pay-to-play rules, government ethics counseling, FEC, congressional and executive branch investigations, and FARA and FCPA compliance.

Download Clark Hill's full-color Government & Public Affairs brochure here. 

Experience

Work with Federal agencies to resolve issues before they necessitate claims and litigation.

Represented companies regarding Export Administration and Munitions matters including Technical Assistance Agreements.

Represented companies in voluntary disclosures and internal investigations.

Represented companies relative to Corporate Compliance Programs and related policies.

Represented computer software company in bid protest involving enterprise management system.

Represented defense contractor on USAF Joint STARS program to reverse deductions to target cost and target price where Government had canceled certain line items of contract after work was performed.

Represented systems integration contractor on Space Station Program in $90 million bad faith termination for convenience claim against NASA.

Assist international companies doing business with the United States government and U.S. companies in dealings with foreign government.

Work with Congress on legislative issues affecting government contractors.

Represented precision welding equipment manufacturer in defective specification and change claims on construction of electron beam particle vapor deposition machine for Penn State Naval Applied Research Laboratory.

Representation of construction company in equitable adjustment claims before Court of Federal Claims involving loss of efficiency and increased field overhead for construction of NASA Space Station Processing Facility.

Our client, Daniels Building Company, was the successful awardee of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs construction contract to renovate existing kitchen and food storage areas at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Battle Creek, MI.  The procurement was set aside for award only to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (“SDVOSB”) approved through the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (“CVE”).  After announcement of the award, a disappointed unsuccessful offeror filed a SDVOSB status protest challenging whether Daniels Building was actually a SDOVSB and thus ineligible for the contract award.  Daniels Building engaged Clark Hill to defend this protest, which if sustained could have potentially destroyed our client’s business due to its dependency on federal SDVOSB set-aside contracts.

The protestor alleged that, through two separate joint ventures with two different companies with no connection to the VA’s procurement award, that Daniels was (1) controlled by a large company and thus no longer small; and/or (2) was controlled by non-veterans in conflict with the VA’s regulations.  The protestor also alleged that Daniels Building fraudulently obtained its SDVOSB certification by intentionally filing false information with, and withholding key information from, the VA.  The Clark Hill team of Bret Wacker, Stuart Schwartz and Nicole Tersigni prepared, in the mandated 5 day response period, a detailed brief demonstrating Daniels Building is in fact owned and controlled by a service disabled veteran; and that the protestor’s attempts to defame and discredit Daniels Building Company were without basis in fact or law.  The VA agreed with Daniels Building that its joint venture relationships had no bearing on the ownership or control of our client, and that the protestor’s evidence was not compelling enough to overturn Daniels Building Company’s SDVOSB certification.  Our client is now able to move forward with contract performance at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.

Advised Governor and negotiated with the General Assembly and the City of Chicago regarding gaming expansion.  Met with gaming and racing stakeholders.  Oversaw expert consultant regarding financial impact.

Oversaw major class actions, including challenges to $100 billion pension reform legislation and enhanced retiree healthcare payments.

Facilitated and ensured City cooperation with federal investigations, including for U.S. v. Sorich and U.S. v. Sanchez Shakman/patronage cases and Operation Crooked Code bribery cases

Oversaw legal review of all new and amended State of Illinois administrative rules, including in the areas of professional regulation, insurance, human services, and public health.  

Negotiated dissolution of nation's first lottery private manager contract.

Oversaw day-to-day legal operations for State for federal Stimulus.  

Led drafting of statewide employment administrative order regarding Rutan’s prohibition on political hiring and creating additional internal controls.

Served as lead attorney, as Deputy General Counsel, on the sale of Thomson Correctional Center to federal government. 

Successfully oversaw litigation at arbitration, trial, appeal, and Illinois Supreme Court regarding the closure of State facilities and employee layoffs.

Successfully managed challenge to $31 billion capital bill, seeking to strike down entire bill.

Oversaw major employee qualification audit arising out of municipal patronage hiring.

Served as lead in-house attorney on legislation regarding governance, creation, design, build, operation and maintenance of Chicagoland’s third major airport through public/private partnership.

Served as State's lead negotiator on omnibus procurement bill

Supervised responses to numerous agency audits.  Participated in audit exit conferences and testified in front of the Illinois Legislative Audit Commission.

Served as member of three-person senior management team, overseeing collective bargaining negotiations, resulting in $900 million in healthcare savings for the State.

Resolved a significant dispute in favor of a client with the Defense Contract Audit Agency regarding the allowability of deferred compensation costs

Developed a government contract compliance plan for a multi-billion dollar global home products company 

Successfully defended a “software-as-a-service” provider in a protest of a NAFI contract award

Obtained a reversal of a U.S. Army decision excluding a client from a multi-billion dollar cloud computing contract procurement

Negotiated the terms of the largest Stimulus Act construction subcontract at Savannah River Nuclear Site 

Represented a large security firm in successfully protesting the award of a security contract at the Harry S Truman Library and Museum 

Represented a manufacturer of advanced wiring systems on combat helicopters in bid protest of an adverse award of a $15 million Navy contract 

Crafted a “go to market” government business development strategy for a top 10 global independent software developer

Obtained approval of the EPA in the novation of a $90 million Great Lakes dredging contract on behalf of local marine construction company 

On behalf of a leading IT hardware and software reseller, successfully prosecuted a bid protest before the Government Accountability Office resulting in a $7 billion Air Force ID/IQ contract award in favor of the client 

Represented the largest non-profit in Las Vegas in overturning an adverse $20 million Ability One contract award of services at Nellis Air Force Base 

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Clark Hill PLC Receives National and Regional Tier 1 Rankings in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers, “Best Law Firms” Sixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars143 Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorneys Named 2018 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USAClark Hill Member, Jane C. Luxton, Participating in “Regulatory Developments in Washington” Panel Discussion for CFSA’s 2018 Conference in MiamiClark Hill Attorney William J. Walsh Published in Rubber and Plastics News, “Manufacturers using perfluorinated chemicals should follow new regulations” March 12, 2018.Clark Hill’s Chicago Office Adds Prominent Government and Public Affairs Attorney Latasha R. Thomas Clark Hill Attorneys Jane C. Luxton, Douglas Folk and Creighton Sebra speaking at 2018 ACEC Western States Regional Conference Clark Hill Attorney Reginald Turner to Discuss Diversity at PDA’s Detroit MeetingClark Hill Member, Jane C. Luxton Moderating ELI's "Federal Land Use: Onshore & Offshore Energy Development" Panel on January 23, 2018Clark Hill Leaders Earn Spot on Prestigious “Top Lobbyists” ListSixty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2018 Leading LawyersClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Named to Savoy’s 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors ListClark Hill PLC Receives National and Regional Tier 1 Rankings in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers, “Best Law Firms”Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2018 Top Lawyers ListSixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsSeventy-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner to Provide Insight On Detroit Elections at Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference on June 2, 2017Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2017 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USAClark Hill Attorneys Named to Washington DC Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2017 ListClark Hill’s Ellen E. Hoeppner, Tom L. Kelly, Jane C. Luxton, and Linda M. Watson to Present “The Trump Administration's First 100 Days: In-House Guide to Key Policy and Regulatory Developments” WebinarClark Hill Attorney Jane Luxton to Present at Community Financial Services Association of America ConferenceClark Hill Attorney John F. Schomberg to Present “Clemency in Illinois” for the Chicago Bar Association on January 23, 2017Clark Hill Announces Attorneys Elected to Membership, Promotions to Senior AttorneyProminent Government Affairs Group Led by Attorney & Lobbyist Kevin Kelly Joins Clark Hill Clark Hill Attorney Bret S. Wacker Quoted in Crain’s Detroit Business On SBA Expanded Federal Mentor-Protégé Contracting ProgramClark Hill PLC Receives National Rankings in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers, “Best Law Firms”Clark Hill Attorney Carlos Gutierrez Comments on Potential U.S. Construction Opportunities in CubaClark Hill Attorney Fred Hoffman Named Winner of Shining Light AwardSixty-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaClark Hill Attorney Frederick W. Hoffman Elected Vice Chairman of Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USAClark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Washington DC Super LawyersJ. William Eshelman Joins Clark Hill’s Government Contracts Practice Channel 7/WXYZ Features Clark Hill Attorney Jenice Mitchell Ford on 2016 Primary ElectionClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner to Moderate Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Government Forecast Breakfast Headlined by Senator Gary Peters on March 7, 2016David Powers Joins Clark Hill's Political Law TeamClark Hill Attorneys Jonathan Hugg, Ted Planzos and James Tyrrell to Present at The Legal Intelligencer’s In-House Counsel CLE – October 22, 2015Political Law Practice Leader Charlie Spies to present “Election Year 2016: Understanding the Complex Rules Regulating Political Participation” for the DC Bar on Tuesday, October 6Charlie Spies honored as one of the Politico 50Sixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2015 ListClark Hill Attorney John F. Schomberg Speaks on State of Illinois Budget Stalemate on “In The Middle” WMBD-AM 1470/WMBD-FM 100.3Clark Hill Attorney John F. 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Hoffman Re-Elected to Board of Directors of the German American Chamber of CommerceClark Hill Attorney Reginald M. Turner Appointed Chair of the Rules and Calendar Committee of the ABA House of Delegates Clark Hill Attorney Bret S. Wacker to Present at the Fairfax County (VA) Economic Development Authority Procurement Academy on January 21, 2015Fifty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2014 Leading LawyersFormer Obama Administration Official Tom Kelly Joins Clark Hill's Government and Public Affairs Team Clark Hill PLC’s Government and Public Affairs Practice Group Grows With Addition of Two Veteran LobbyistsLyn Harry White Joins Clark Hill PLC Phoenix as Director of Government and Public AffairsAttorney Michael J. Ferrell Joins Clark Hill’s Washington D.C. OfficeClark Hill Attorney Frederick W. Hoffman Re-Elected to the Board of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the MidwestClark Hill Attorney Carlos Gutierrez, Jr. to attend Presidential Inauguration in Honduras
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"White House Regulation Push Is Just Getting Started" by Jane Luxton, Karen Bennett, Kenneth von Schaumburg and William Walsh for Law 360, January 11, 2018“The future of energy and environmental policy under President Donald J. Trump,” The Illinois Manufacturer Magazine, Winter 2017Reginald M. Turner Legal News Profile: Steady Hand, Area Attorney Relishes Challenge of Business LitigationBret S. Wacker Quoted in Crain's Detroit Business: Small Business Administration Sees Strong Early Response To Its Newly Expanded Protégé Program, November 2016Frederick W. Hoffman featured in Detroit Free Press: Shining Light Awards, 4 Honored for Community Service, October 2016"Trump, Clinton & Bob McDonnell Gifts: What Difference Does It Make? A Lot" by Charlie Spies for The Daily CallerDetroit Free Press: Crusader For Jobs Fred Hoffman Wins Shining Light Award, August 2016Carlos Gutierrez quoted in Construction Dive: Tapping into new trade: Will Cuba be the US construction industry’s next big market? - August 16, 2016"Donating To The GOP In 2016? Here’s A Guide On Who Should Get Your Money." by Charlie Spies for Independent Journal ReviewFrederick W. Hoffman Mentioned in Detroit Free Press: Detroit Port Authority Elects Lorron James New Chairman, June 2016Reginald M. Turner Quoted in The Legal News: Mindful Lawyering, Panel Looks at the 'Ethics of Knowing When to Say No', May 2016"Advice for Trump on winning donors and influencing GOP activists" by Charlie Spies for The HillCharlie Spies Quoted in The Detroit News: Michigan Super PAC Donors Spend $5M on Failed GOP Bids, April 2016Reginald M. Turner Quoted in The Legal News: Wayne Law Panel Looks at the 'Ethics of When to Say No', April 2016"Is THIS the next tech hot spot?" CNBC.com, co-authored by Carlos Gutierrez, Jr.Reginald M. Turner Mentioned in C&GNews: The State of Michigan, Infrastructure and Industry are Focus of Annual Government Forecast, March 2016Clark Hill Attorney Jenice Mitchell Ford Joins Channel 7/WXYZ's 2016 Primary Election Night Coverage"Contractor Donation Ban Ruling Is Not A Precedent-Setter," by James Tyrrell for Law360Takeaways from Pennsylvania State Treasurer Extortion CaseGovernment and Public Affairs Leader Charlie Spies subject of Miami Herald article "All in for Jeb Bush: The SuperPAC man who kept Mitt Romney from being ‘toast’"Charlie Spies legal advisory role discussed in Politico article "Jeb Bush fundraising apparatus ready for takeoff"Can the Bitcoin Craze Outlast Looming Hurdles?Big Next Step for Bitcoin: Meeting the Regulators
Presentations
WEBINAR: The Trump Administration’s First 100 Days: In-House Guide to Key Policy & Regulatory DevelopmentsWEBINAR: Anticipating the 2016 Election Results: What Corporate Law Departments Need to Know Politics, Professional Responsibility & Prison: How Lawyers Can Counsel Their Corporate Clients To Influence Government Officials And Participate Safely In The Political Process - Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel CLE, October 22, 2015
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Reginald M. Turner Speaks on WDIV Channel 4 Flashpoint: Healthcare, Russian Politics, Wiretapping, Detroit Hot Topics, March 2017Charlie Spies on CBS News "Is Donald Trump making money off his presidential bid?" - September 8, 2016Charlie Spies on Lou Dobbs Tonight - Will there be a Republican revolt against Trump?Crain's Detroit Business Executive Insights - Keep Growth on the up...and up: How Companies Can Sustain SuccessObama, Romney Super PAC Chiefs Battle on CNN with Charlie Spies