Government Relations and Lobbying
We help clients in all industries achieve extraordinary risk-adjusted performance.
We assisted NACCO Industries, Inc. subsidiary, The North American Coal Corporation, in negotiating and signing a mining technical services agreement with Ironstone Resources, a Canadian mine development company, for the possible development of significant coal and iron ore reserves in Alberta, Canada. North American Coal would provide drilling services and mine planning services in exchange for equity in the development company and certain rights to provide future services.
We negotiated participating ground lease with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and acquisition of land and easements from New York City and New York City Transit Authority for development of Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, New York, and assisted operations in securing permits, permit transfers, and operator approvals to acquire and operate various waste handling facilities and routes.
We advised Toyota Motor Corporation in investigations and hearings by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee relating to allegations of unintended acceleration.
We advised the Muscular Dystrophy Association in its public policy advocacy efforts, including successful efforts to pass the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Community Assistance, Research and Education Amendments of 2008 (Public Law 110-361), which reauthorizes the 2001 law that coordinates and focuses federal research on different forms of muscular dystrophy.
We served as outside counsel to the United States House of Representatives’ Select Committee to Investigate the Voting Irregularities of August 2, 2007. The Select Committee was established to examine the details and circumstances surrounding a controversial August 2, 2007, House floor vote, in which Republicans alleged the Democratic majority mishandled voting procedures.
We worked the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and with members of Congress to prioritize appropriations funding for projects in areas including infrastructure, renewable energy and healthcare.