Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
Our clients in regulated industries face continuously changing legislative and administrative initiatives at the state, local and federal levels.
As registered lobbyists, we leverage the knowledge and experience of Babst Calland’s deep bench of environmental and energy attorneys to help influence legislation and regulations on behalf of clients and the industries we serve. Our extensive experience with environmental and energy law, compliance and enforcement and our long-standing relationships with regulators and legislators enable us to effectively engage in specific legislative and regulatory lobbying activities.
We serve on advisory committees to various government agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, we lobby legislators, regulators and their staffs on behalf of clients, and we represent several industry trade associations on regulatory and governmental affairs matters.
On behalf of clients, our legislative and regulatory services include:
- Strategic planning to coordinate or mobilize an organization’s government affairs group to target specific legislative objectives, including analyzing and drafting legislation, proposed rules and procedural matters;
- Regulatory and legislative advocacy through our strong relationships with legislators, regulators and their staffs;
- Preparing testimony for legislative hearings and rulemaking sessions; and,
- Legislation and rule tracking to monitor developing issues that affect our clients and their industries. We closely follow proposed environmental and energy legislation, ordinances, regulatory and policy initiatives, and advise clients on pipeline safety and hazardous materials transport matters.
“Our clients rely on our experience and trusted counsel in understanding the legal, regulatory and operational challenges facing the industry. We help clients maintain regulatory compliance, and when necessary, resolve issues through effective negotiation and advocacy in administrative tribunals and the courts.”
– Kevin J. Garber