Louisiana Practice
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The Louisiana arm of Jones Walker's Government Relations Practice Group represents a variety of businesses and industry trade associations in pursuing their legislative and public policy goals. In recent years, virtually every aspect of commercial activity has been affected by legislative and regulatory activity, both at the state and federal levels, prompting the need for businesses to become more active in the legislative process. We offer clients significant government relations experience, including legislative affairs, with an emphasis on the areas of insurance regulation, economic development, tax matters, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare issues.

Members of our team have extensive experience in legislative procedures and state government. Our team includes attorneys who are former members of the Louisiana Legislature, who served in state administration, and who served as committee chairs and gubernatorial floor leaders during their tenure. Our Louisiana attorneys work closely with team members in Washington, D.C. to effectively further our clients' interests in legislative matters dealing with insurance, energy and commerce, banking and securities, defense, the environment, maritime industry, healthcare, trade, tariffs, and federal taxation.

In Louisiana, we assist clients by planning and implementing strategies to effectively manage the legislation, regulation, and appropriations that govern businesses at the state level. Our services include monitoring Louisiana legislative and executive branch activities, lobbying, assisting in public procurement contracts, participating in regulatory agency administrative proceedings, and obtaining various licenses and permits. With regard to regulatory matters, we represent clients in the areas of healthcare, insurance, environmental law, economic development incentives, natural resources, taxation, trucking, public procurement, and ethics compliance.