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Foster Garvey assists clients on a full range of issues related to "political" law such as federal and state election law, government ethics requirements, lobbying and foreign agent registration, and foreign investment reporting. We counsel clients on compliance with these laws, represent clients when they are facing problems and advocate their interests before government agencies throughout the country.

Our clients include a number of political committees, including a presidential campaign committee and corporations (both domestic and foreign), as well as politically active individuals. The practice is led by attorneys with prior experience as senior staff at the Federal Election Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Defense and the United States Congress.

Public Policy & Lobbying
Foster Garvey helps clients initiate and strengthen their relationships with Congress and federal agencies on legislative and policy matters. By combining traditional legal skills with our extensive knowledge of the legislative process, we help clients create and implement effective, achievable legislative strategies, and, when appropriate, lobby decision-makers to achieve our clients' objectives. Our clients include foreign governments, local municipalities, prominent media and energy companies, trade associations, Native American Tribes and industry coalitions.

Our lawyers have extensive prior service inside government — as senior staff to members of Congress and congressional committees and as political appointees in federal departments and agencies. We have experience working with key congressional committees and dozens of federal departments and agencies.

Foster Garvey develops strategies that range from real-time, in-depth analysis of political developments to intervention through lobbying, administrative proceedings, litigation, public relations, coalition building and targeted communications to decision-makers.

We Are Problem Solvers
Our attorneys are practical problem-solvers who work within our clients' budgets to meet their strategic objectives. We provide clients with critical information and insight, analyze their options and recommend realistic courses of action. We take a multidisciplinary approach to a client's situation — examining the legal, business, political, investment and competitive aspects of the problem. We also tap into our extensive network of outside experts to maximize efficiency and to provide our clients with the best result possible.

Foster Garvey has an active political presence in Washington, D.C. but our lawyers draw on substantive industry-specific expertise throughout the firm. Our track record demonstrates that our firm has the experience, know-how and relationships to accomplish our clients’ objectives.

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