Nelson Mullins' Federal Government Relations Practice Enjoys Record Year

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 00:00

The federal government relations practice within the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP achieved its best year in revenue growth and new clients for 2010, positioning the firm for continued success in 2011.

The practice's revenue grew by more than 30 percent in 2010 and now represents more than 75 national and international companies and governments, organizations, and higher education institutions. The team includes a bipartisan group of 20 professionals based in Washington, D.C., and in several of the firm's East Coast offices.

Led by Bob Crowe, former Democratic National Committee finance co-chair, the practice includes David Wilkins, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada during the Bush Administration and longtime GOP Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Former Congressmen Ron Klink of Pennsylvania and Butler Derrick of South Carolina also highlight a team of senior staff from previous administrations and Congressional offices.

"2010 was a breakout year for our federal government relations practice," Crowe said. "Our team was directly involved in many of the key issues that Congress dealt with including financial services, tax and trade, defense, energy and higher education. We are eager to get to work on issues impacting our clients before the new session of Congress."

"Nelson Mullins is in the best position possible in the wake of November's elections," said Wilkins, who also chairs the firm's Public Policy and International Law practice. "Our 'deep bench' allows us to engage with leaders from both political parties in Congress and the Administration. We have strong ties with the new leaders and members of the House and Senate who will undoubtedly have a major impact on legislation the next two years."

The Nelson Mullins federal government relations practice focuses on developing and implementing strategies for clients seeking to navigate Washington and seek out federal public sector business opportunities.The firm also provides state and local government relations services in key states where it has offices in state capitals. The team consists of experienced attorneys and strategic policy advisors who represent both U.S. and international companies and governments in a diversity of specialties. The team includes former diplomats, elected representatives and high-level staff, attorneys and policy strategists, all with strong ties to key leaders and decision makers in both political parties. From community colleges to the largest oil, gas and energy companies, the bipartisan team of experts handles complex business and economic development negotiations, to specific issue advocacy and addressing congressional committees. Some of the nation's most prestigious companies, private entrepreneurs, policy and advocacy groups, as well as international governments and businesspeople depend on the team.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins provides creative solutions to complex legal and government relations problems while offering value-added service to firm clients across 35 diversified practice areas. The firm has more than 400 attorneys and government relations professionals at offices in Atlanta, Boston, Tallahassee, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Carolinas.

The firm offers the strength and resources of a national law firm with diverse attorneys and professional staff experienced in a broad range of services. With a strong East Coast presence, Nelson Mullins has grown into a national firm with a reputation for meeting the complex litigation, corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, employment, government relations, regulatory, and other needs of clients ranging from private individuals to large businesses, including many publicly held companies.

For more information about Nelson Mullins and its FederalGovernment Relations Practice, please email bob.crowe@ nelsonmullins.com or david.wilkins@nelsonmullins.com.