DLA Piper's International Trade, Regulatory and Government Affairs team provides
advice at all stages of the regulatory process. Advising on regulatory law, we
focus on areas such as international trade, antitrust and competition, global
governance and more.
Companies that transact business around the globe must comply with a myriad of statutes
and administrative rules and regulations, many of which directly affect their
ability to conduct business or expand their reach. The regulatory, government
affairs and public policy environment is constantly changing—affected by
politics, history, legal decisions, interest groups, precedent and news events.
What we do
Effective compliance begins with an independent and realistic
assessment of the legal, compliance, and reputational risks that could threaten
your business objectives.
We represent clients before national, supra-national and
sub-national governments and administrative organizations on a broad array of
public policy, legislative, regulatory and administrative issues:
- In the United States, we work closely with clients to advocate their views to the
White House and Executive Branch departments, Congress and independent
- Similarly, our lawyers are leading practitioners
before the executive, legislative and judicial institutions of the
- On a more localized level, we regularly represent
clients on policy matters before national, provincial, state and local
- We also regularly advocate before international
organizations, including the United Nations, regional treaty organizations
and multilateral development institutions.
The group takes a cross-disciplinary approach in our engagements,
because the path to success frequently is not linear, but one that requires
carefully coordinated efforts in different forums.
Accordingly, our lawyers and
policy professionals often work across borders and practice groups in
interdisciplinary teams, ensuring the most efficient and effective results for
our clients. And, as clients increasingly recognize, legislative and
administrative advocacy is a skill that is quite distinct from defending an
enforcement action or seeking to overturn a recently promulgated rule or
Our government advocacy team includes skillful litigators and subject matter professionals knowledgeable on a wide variety of policy issues. We have one of the largest regulatory and government affairs groups of any global law firm, with lawyers and policy professionals throughout the world. Many of the members of this group have held senior elected, appointed and staff positions in all branches of government or gained important public policy experience from work in the corporate world. Among DLA Piper’s former government officials are: