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Legislative and Lobbying

Ilisa Halpern Paul and Jeremy Scott walk the halls in the Rayburn Building.

Document Production and Legislative Drafting

We pride ourselves on understanding, interpreting, and explaining complex public policies in a manner that is appropriate for each respective audience and that builds a solid case for our client’s position. We regularly work with clients to create or refine a full suite of advocacy and government relations materials.

We provide ongoing assistance with legislative and regulatory drafting; we are at-the-ready to provide immediate and urgent support as needs arise. In response to such requests, we typically provide detailed memoranda explaining a pending legislative or regulatory proposal; a bill summary or analysis; recommendations regarding what, if any, actions the client needs to take on the matter, including whether to support, oppose, or remain neutral; side-by-side comparisons illustrating similarities and differences between two or more proposals; co-sponsorship assessments; and evaluations of regulatory impact. We also ensure that before any document is submitted or disseminated, the document has been discussed with and approved by client staff or appropriate organizational leaders.

We maintain an important balance between substantive policy expertise and political know-how. Clients regularly comment on our strong ability to explain and communicate complex issues in a manner that is appropriate for the audience and circumstance. We have strong research, writing, and editing abilities, and regularly prepare, review, and revise written advocacy materials, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Position statements, white papers, issue briefs, and fact sheets;
  • Correspondence (e.g. Congressional, Executive Branch);
  • Testimony;
  • Remarks for Congressional briefings;
  • Advocacy blueprints and agendas;
  • Health policy objectives;
  • Internal business plans;
  • Dear Colleague letters;
  • Columns and articles for client newsletters and other publications;
  • Legislation, amendments, and report language;
  • Bill analyses;
  • Action alerts for grassroots advocates;
  • Website content;
  • Sample tweets;
  • Advocacy materials (e.g., tips for Hill meeting, contacting Capitol Hill); and
  • Letters to the editor, op-eds, press releases, and social media content.