Latham's US public policy advocacy team, which includes former top officials, senior Senate and House aides and White House staff, combines legal expertise with traditional lobbying services, creating a unique and sweeping practice that is effective and respected in both the legislative and political arenas. The firm has successfully spearheaded legislative and regulatory campaigns at the US federal and state levels on behalf of clients in numerous industries and in many different forums, including legislatures, agencies, courts, academic venues and the media, which shape and implement law and policy. Latham also has extensive experience representing clients in matters addressed by state attorneys general.
The firm drafts legislation, testimony and briefs, arranges and attends meetings with key lawmakers, represents clients at hearings and provides strategic planning services. Latham also counsels clients on compliance with the myriad rules applicable to corporate political activity. This breadth of services, bolstered by the depth of a preeminent global firm, makes Latham an effective advocate in steering the public policy agenda. While the Government Relations Practice covers virtually all industries, it has particular expertise in: