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Government Solutions

Advancing client interests, protecting client rights.

Husch Blackwell has decades of experience representing clients in government contract disputes, high-stakes investigations and key regulatory, administrative and legislative initiatives. Our lawyers and professionals have worked inside federal, state and local agencies, as well as the U.S. Justice Department and Congress.

From our offices in Washington, DC, and state capitals across the country, the Government Solutions group works to guide legislative agendas, craft or fight regulations, win appropriations, develop grass-roots support and promote media coverage. We ensure that client voices are heard by decision-makers at every level of government.

Alerts | September 3, 2020
FAQ: CARES Act SBA Loan Programs
Articles | June 16, 2018
Kansas City Star: We're of different parties, but agree: Parson has power to name his lieutenant

Lowell Pearson talks about the legality of the appointment of Missouri's new lieutenant governor.

Articles | June 2018
Compliance & Ethics Professional: A Washington view of global anti-corruption

Mark Grider discusses the importance of having the knowledge and tools in place to create a culture of compliance.

Blog | January 31, 2018
After Escobar, materiality matters
News Releases | April 14, 2020
Husch Blackwell Names Catherine Hanaway Chair-Elect

Based in St. Louis, Hanaway has led Husch Blackwell litigation teams on some of the most sensitive and commercially significant matters handled by the firm.

News Releases | March 26, 2020
Husch Blackwell's Government Solutions Team Launches New State-by-State COVID-19 Resource Center

The state-by-state Resource Center is part of Husch Blackwell’s larger effort to respond to COVID-19-related legal issues.

News Releases | February 12, 2020
Matthew Schelp Confirmed by U.S. Senate to District Court Judgeship

“The lawyers and staff of Husch Blackwell heartily congratulate Matt on being confirmed to the bench,” said Greg Smith, Husch Blackwell’s Chairman. “He is a very talented lawyer, and we feel he will make an excellent federal judge.”

News Releases | September 11, 2019
Singleton McAllister Named a Top Lawyer and Influencer by Lawyers of Color

Lawyers of Color is devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities.

News Releases | September 09, 2019
Mark Vane Earns Multiple 2019 Recognitions for Governmental Relations Practice

Based in Husch Blackwell’s Austin office, Vane is a sought-after resource for companies across multiple industries who seek to have a voice on high-stakes issues at the Texas State Capitol and with state agencies.

News Releases | September 03, 2019
Nine Husch Blackwell Lawyers Named to 2019 Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers

Covering more than 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers is a directory of lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | August 01, 2019
Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up the Ranks in Q2
Media Mentions | July 24, 2019
TREIA: A Look Back at 2019 Legislative Activities
Media Mentions | May 14, 2019
Kansas City Business Journal: KC attorney: What to expect as trade tensions heighten

Beau Jackson talks about developments in tariffs and international trade with the Kansas City Business Journal's James Dornbrook.

News Releases | April 01, 2019
Husch Blackwell Names Marnie Jensen Office Managing Partner of Omaha Office

Marnie Jensen succeeds Todd Richardson as managing partner of Husch Blackwell's Omaha office.

News Releases | March 29, 2019
Bob Horn Appointed to MSHRAC Membership

Horn has more than four decades of public and private sector experience.

News Releases | March 21, 2019
Cortney O'Toole Morgan to Serve on Law360's International Trade Editorial Advisory Board

Morgan is one of 10 subject-matter experts who will provide insight and feedback to Law360 on the topic of international trade.

Media Mentions | February 11, 2019
St. Louis Business Journal: Bizwomen Mentoring Monday
News Releases | February 05, 2019
Nikelle Meade Named to Austin Black Business Journal Top 10 Central Texas Lawyers

Nikelle Meade, partner in Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate & Development Group, has been named a 2019 Top 10 Central Texas Lawyer by the Austin Black Business Journal.

Media Mentions | February 04, 2019
Texas Lawyer Newsmakers: Week of Feb. 4 (log-in required)

Texas Lawyer reports on three new attorneys joining the Houston office of Husch Blackwell.

News Releases | February 04, 2019
Husch Blackwell Strategies Tops 2019 Texas Lobby Power Rankings

Husch Blackwell Strategies, Husch Blackwell’s government affairs affiliate founded in 2018, was named in the top two “Law Firm Lobby Shops” in Capitol Inside’s 2019 Texas Lobby Power Rankings.

News Releases | January 25, 2019
Derek Taylor Elected to NAIOP Wisconsin Board of Directors

Derek Taylor has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of NAIOP Wisconsin.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
News Releases | November 29, 2018
Singleton McAllister Named to Women Inc. 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors

The 2018 edition of Women Inc.'s 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors, which recognizes "women’s professional excellence at the highest level," lists Singleton B. McAllister.

News Releases | October 29, 2018
Husch Blackwell Relocates Houston Office to Downtown Area

Husch Blackwell's Houston office relocates to the JPMorgan Chase Tower at 600 Travis Street effective October 29, 2019.

Media Mentions | October 12, 2018
KCUR-FM (NPR): DC Lobbyists Help Congress Consider Kansas City Companies (AUDIO)

Adam Sachs contributes perspective on the ways lobbyists add value to the political system.

Media Mentions | October 2018
Super Lawyers: The Dealmaker

Mark Vane discusses how he got his start lobbying, as well as tips for being a successful lobbyist.

Media Mentions | August 16, 2018
National Women's History Museum Welcomes New Board Members

Husch Blackwell's Singleton McAllister has been named to the National Women's History Museum (NWHM) Board of Directors.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

Media Mentions | August 10, 2018
St. Louis Business Journal: Catherine Hanaway takes big cases after remaking Missouri politics (log-in required)

Catherine Hanaway is one of the St. Louis Business Journal's 2018 Most Influential Business Women

Media Mentions | July 16, 2018
New Yorker: Red-State Democrats' Fears Over Kavanaugh Vote May Be Overblown

Adam Sachs is quoted in connection with how Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination might impact U.S. Senate mid-term elections in November.

Media Mentions | June 24, 2018
This Week in Missouri Politics: 6/24/18 (VIDEO)

Lowell Pearson talks about the legality of the appointment of a lieutenant governor in Missouri.

Media Mentions | June 22, 2018
KSMU-FM: To Appoint, or Not to Appoint a Lt. Governor: a Missouri Question for Nearly 50 Years

Lowell Pearson talks about the legality of the appointment of a lieutenant governor in Missouri.

Media Mentions | June 18, 2018
Associated Press: GOP state senator appointed Missouri lieutenant governor.

Lowell Pearson talks about the legality of the appointment of Missouri's new lieutenant governor.

News Releases | April 02, 2018
Husch Blackwell Announces Major Expansion in Texas; Adds 14 Lawyers to Offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston

Husch Blackwell makes a major investment in its Texas offices with enhanced capabilities in banking, insurance, public law and real estate.

News Releases | January 09, 2018
Husch Blackwell, Statehouse Strategies and Cloakroom Advisors Launch Government Affairs Joint Venture

Husch Blackwell and two other firms create Husch Blackwell Strategies to provide full suite of government affairs services.

Media Mentions | November 16, 2017
The Missouri Bar: MoveMakers & NewsMakers 11/16/17

The Missouri Bar Association highlights Mary Pat Carl's arrival at the firm and the team of Husch Blackwell lawyers who won the 2017 August Steinhilber Award for “Best Brief” from the Education Law Association (ELA).

Media Mentions | October 19, 2017
Law360: 6 Possible Iran Deal Scenarios
Testimonials Reachel Beichley, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, MRIGlobal

“Ninety percent of the work that we do is for the U.S. government, and we needed boots on the ground in D.C. to help us out. [Husch Blackwell professionals] in the D.C. office are making the contacts and helping us develop relationships. They have opened so many doors. The outcomes have been tremendous.”

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Testimonials Andrew Bosinger, VP, Strategic Accounts and Partnerships, Synagro

Micah’s insightful analysis and strategy development were critical in successfully guiding our firm through a complex local government procurement process. He was able to champion our project and draw resources and specialized expertise from Husch Blackwell that maximized the value of our engagement.”

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Client Results

Patience and negotiating savvy pay off in acquisition of county property.

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