Clients rely on us for our broad-based experience in the legislative and political arenas. The core strength of Webster, Chamberlain & Bean’s legislative and regulatory practice is its ability to combine a deep, substantive knowledge of critical issues with political experience and a thorough understanding of the legislative process as well as communicating with legislators and their staff. The firm’s expertise and experience offers clients comprehensive advice from start to finish as to all areas of the law relating to legislative and political activity, including all relevant tax issues, registration and reporting requirements.
Our work on behalf of clients incorporates all aspects of legislative and regulatory representation, including: strategy, drafting legislation, legislative history, and testimony; preparing witnesses for hearings; organizing and coordinating coalitions or groups with shared interests; developing constituent or grassroots support; monitoring legislative activities, including hearings and markups, advising clients regarding the status of legislation and anticipated legislative initiatives; analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals; and developing and coordinating overall legislative and regulatory strategy, tactics, and advocacy.
We draft and file lobbying registration and reports at the federal, state, and local levels.
In addition, the firm advises clients regarding the underlying legal framework governing “lobbying” including compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act and state and local lobbying disclosure, gift and ethics rules and federal election laws; and lobbying administrative agencies. The firm also creates training and compliance programs, conducts audits, and creates state and local lobbying charts tailored for a client’s lobbying efforts. The firm’s practice also involves setting up Section 501(c) and 527 organizations, as well as Political Action Committees (PAC’s), and ballot committees. (See Election and Political.)
Webster, Chamberlain & Bean tailors its services to the client’s needs, both in terms of the level of representation desired and the organization’s budget, for the benefit of its clients.