The scope and complexity of government regulation affects every person and every business. Nyemaster Goode’s Government Affairs Department represents clients before the Iowa Legislature, the Governor’s Office, state agencies, and governmental subdivisions ensuring that our clients’ voices are heard at all levels of state and local government. The Governmental Affairs Department’s clients are diverse, ranging from Fortune 500 businesses to state trade associations to nonprofit groups.
While the Legislature is in session, the Government Affairs Department’s attorneys are always present at the statehouse representing Nyemaster Goode’s clients. The Government Affairs Department also provides a full range of administrative law services, strategic planning advice, and campaign finance and election law counseling.
Our Practice Areas:
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Many of the details of state law come in the form of administrative rules. The Government Affairs Department assists with evaluating, commenting on, and drafting administrative rules throughout the rulemaking process, including appearing before the Administrative Rules Review Committee and working with staff at state agencies.
The Government Affairs Department helps turn clients’ legislative proposals into legislative language and bills that achieve clients’ objectives under Iowa law.
Campaign Finance and Elections
An effective government relations strategy often includes participating in the electoral process. The Government Affairs Department advises clients on Iowa’s campaign finance laws and develops strategies for participation in campaigns and elections, including the creation and effective use of political action committees
Legislation Tracking and Analysis
Thousands of bills and amendments are filed each year at the Iowa Legislature. We track, analyze, and report on legislative proposals at the Legislature quickly and accurately so that clients stay informed of the legislative process.
The heart of the Government Affairs Department’s practice is our team of lobbyists representing clients before the Iowa Legislature, the Executive Branch, and state agencies.
Implementing a government relations program takes significant time, planning, and in-depth knowledge. The Government Affairs Department helps clients develop comprehensive and effective strategies that achieve results.