Husch Blackwell announced the creation of its government solutions team as an extension to the firm’s multi-industry structure already in place. The team is comprised of lawyers and professionals who have experience working inside federal, state and local government agencies, the U.S. Department of Justice, Congress, state legislatures and statehouses.
Team members will be pulled from the firm’s public policy, regulatory and government affairs, government compliance, investigations and litigation, government contracts, development incentives and tax credits, public-private partnerships and international trade and supply chain practice groups.
The team nationally includes more than 50 attorneys, three of which are located in the firm’s Denver office: Erik Dullea, Fred Miles and Jim Mulligan. They each specialize in government contracts, public-private partnerships and regulations and are assisted by about 12 other members of the Denver office.
“It really just streamlines our ability to help clients in all manners of government facing challenges,” Denver office managing partner Kevin Kelley, said about the addition of the team.
The goal for the local team is to listen to existing clients and help them solve their problems with government in regard to legislative, regulatory and administration challenges. Kelley explained that there is not a “government problems industry” similar to what there is in the real estate world, which involves buying, selling and finance. The firm aims to help individuals when government issues arise.
The team also resides in 18 other cities and eight states including Washington, D.C.; Austin; Jefferson City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; Madison, Wisconsin; and Phoenix.
Former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri and speaker of the MIssouri House of Representatives, Catherine Hanaway, will lead the national team from the firm’s St. Louis office.