Before a law can be enforced, it has to be created. As leaders of public policy advocacy, McGlinchey Stafford’s Government Relations team applies an in-depth knowledge of the mechanics of government and its interplay with modern business.

To further our clients’ interests and needs, we provide legal counsel and lobbying services to continually nurture bipartisan relationships with policy makers at the federal, state, county/parish, and local levels. Our goal is to facilitate our clients' interests, and to expedite any regulatory or creative solutions relating to that interest.

Using a proactive philosophy, our Government Relations team keeps clients strategically ahead of critical events and issues. This approach generates opportunities for our clients and creates an advantageous position should adverse actions occur.

Government Relations Team and Clients

At our foundation is an innate knowledge of the nuances of legislative, administrative, and appropriation politics and procedures. Our Government Relations team has practiced law as well as drafted it.

McGlinchey Stafford’s Government Relations team works closely with attorneys throughout the firm's regulation, compliance, corporate, and litigation teams to represent clients nationwide across industries including:

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Casino & Gaming
  • Chemical
  • e-Commerce
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Energy and Environment

McGlinchey Stafford attorneys have significant relationships with decision makers in environmental, natural resources, and public service agencies across the country. We advocate for client interests in matters from permitting and project approvals, to research and development, to emerging technologies.

Insurance Regulation and Compliance

Our insurance regulatory practice spans all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The team represents insurance companies with licensing, market conduct, solvency, and reinsurance matters, and represents insurance producers in licensing and market conduct matters.


Government Relations team members partner with public and private healthcare institutions to achieve practical and viable business approaches that address political, economic, and legal concerns. This work includes engaging with policy-makers and elected officials at all levels of government to influence proposed statutes and regulations, as well as nurturing relationships to educate decision-makers on relevant industry issues.


On behalf of our many gaming clients, we regularly represent their interests before state and local government authorities, including gaming and racing authorities, Attorneys General, and divisions of law enforcement.

Government Contracts and Procurement

McGlinchey Stafford’s Government Relations team has deep experience in all phases of the procurement process, from responding to solicitations to negotiating, drafting, and evaluating contracts. We assist clients with all types of procurements at all levels of government, including small purchases, sealed bids, and competitive proposals.