A registered lobbyist in Nebraska, Ron advances the government-related objectives of his clients. He engages directly with elected and appointed officials within the intricacies of the legislative and administrative processes. Specifically, Ron represents clients’ interests before the legislative bodies of federal and state governments, government agencies, commissions and other regulatory authorities.
These companies and organizations have taken advantage of Ron’s extensive lobbying and consulting experience:
Ron’s advocacy activities also include screening and identifying legislation of client interest, preparing descriptions and comments of proposed laws and regulations, authoring updates, electronic alerts or related communications, and reporting to appropriate client contacts. He assesses and provides consultation regarding the viability of legislative matters, including opposition research, and assists in implementation of media and public relations strategies.
Ron provides legal assistance and counsel to various associations and their respective boards, committees, executive leadership, officers and staff, as well as corporate clients, association nonprofit or for-profit subsidiaries and service entities. In addition, he organizes and provides client support for task forces, coalitions and special projects, including allied and diverse interest groups. He has served on several gubernatorial and legislative task forces, committees or interim legislative studies on workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, economic development, taxation, banking, financial and agricultural issues. He has also sought and promoted clarifications, rulings or amendments to state or federal statutes and regulations and prepared comment letters or testimony on proposed state or federal regulations.
A frequent public speaker, Ron is a member of the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team. He has made presentations before numerous conferences, seminars and workshops for organizations, including the Kansas-Nebraska Schools of Banking, American Bankers Association State Association Counsel, Nebraska Bankers Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, Nebraska State Bar Association, Council on State Taxation, Nebraska Association of Bank Attorneys, University of Nebraska College of Law, Marshall Memorial Fellows programs, bank compliance officers associations and local chambers of commerce. From 1978 to 1983, Ron served as counsel to the Nebraska Legislature, Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee.