Foley’s Public Policy Practice provides services covering the full spectrum of public policy — combining comprehensive counsel with proficiency in government relations, political law, strategic positioning, and communications with the practice of law, when needed.
Whether public corporation, private company, or government entity; chief executive officer, senior management, or corporate director — public policies and government decision-making pose challenges and opportunities for your organization. Pending legislative or regulatory issues can threaten your industry. A public policy crisis can impact your bottom line. Positioning opportunities can be lost if they are not seized and leveraged to positively shape public opinion.
Protecting your needs and interests in the public arena is demanding, requiring focused discipline and strategic counsel. Our Public Policy Practice brings diverse experience and deep knowledge as well as responsive and creative business solutions.
Gardere represented an Austin-based earthwork contractor in an enforcement action filed by Texas Department of Motor Vehicles involving violations of the Texas Transportation Code. Gardere obtained a favorable settlement, resulting in no revocation or su
Gardere represented a large insurance company headquartered in Dallas before the the Texas Comptroller's Office. The dispute involved an alleged tax liability and penalties for underpayment of taxes for surplus lines policies written in Texas.
We defended an apartment complex owner in a condemnation action by a pipeline company seeking to condemn an easement through our client's parking lot.
Ethics and Compliance
Being involved in shaping government policies and decisions is not just important in today’s business environment — it is mandatory.