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Government Relations

Your eyes and ears on Beacon Hill.
When it comes to legislative matters, you need a legal partner who knows the process, the politics, and the players. Our seasoned attorneys are leading the conversation on key issues and dig deep into industry challenges to develop smart legislative strategies. We combine unparalleled experience, business insight, and the value of our trusted relationships to help clients achieve their critical objectives.

representative matters

  • represented care providers before state regulatory agencies & legislative committees
  • secured $25M appropriation for a Massachusetts e-Health entity looking to purchase and implement EHR systems
  • advised an international trade association on strategic policy communications for real estate development issues
  • advised a Fortune 500 insurance company on how to maintain balanced statutory and regulatory treatment to assure similar treatment in other jurisdictions
  • advised a technology trade association on myriad issues including spam, privacy, and environmental waste
  • successfully lobbied on behalf of a leading computer chip manufacturer to remove restrictions on materials
  • represented a federally recognized native American tribe on economic development initiatives
  • represented a major telecommunications provider before state regulatory agencies and legislative committees
  • led ballot question committee counsel and strategy development culminating in a ballot question to repeal new tax on alcohol
  • represented a national employer group on labor and workforce issues
  • secured tens of millions for distressed hospitals
  • successfully secured consumer discount legislation

Roger Donoghue describes the Government Relations team as a bridge between the political process and their clients' business goals.


  • Appropriations & funding
  • Business strategies & positioning
  • Coalition building
  • Community relations
  • Ethics & campaign finance counsel
  • Grassroots
  • Healthcare reform
  • Issues research & drafting
  • Permitting & approvals
  • Professional licensure
  • Public policy
  • Real estate project development
  • Regulatory consulting
  • State & local advocacy
  • Third party recruitment


  • Biomedical / life science
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Real estate
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade associations

accountable care organizations (ACOs)

We’re working at the forefront of the health care industry’s most pressing challenges to help position our clients to succeed in the evolving environment.


Leading legislative reforms to improve transparency of patient reviews

“Excellent work, excellent results.”
–Referral attorney

political insight

We help clients chart the complex legislative landscape.


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managing client profiles

As lawyers who lobby, we make an effort to understand our clients' unique challenges so we can position them stragically across business and political networks—and to decision makers who can impact their success.

“They pursue our interests with unmatched integrity and dedication, and that is why we trust them with our legislative and regulatory priorities.”
–Director of Government Relations, Pfizer, Inc

“ excellent reputation on Beacon Hill.”
–CEO of major hospital network


Health care reform: standardizing insurer review procedures