Practice Areas

Government Relations

Paley Rothman’s government relations attorneys provide valuable representation for clients in Congress and before government agencies. We advise our clients on legislative and regulatory affairs as well as public policy strategies. We provide them with legislative and agency contacts, help them to establish coalitions of like-minded companies and organizations while analyzing and tracking legislation, agency actions and other political activities.

Our decades of experience working in the D.C. area have allowed us to develop significant, bipartisan contacts with Congress, federal and state government agencies and commissions. These contacts include members as well as staff people in key committees in Congress, the Treasury Department, IRS, Department of Labor, EEOC, state insurance and economic development organizations on both the state and local levels.

Our experience, resources and contacts are valuable assets for drafting advocacy materials and directly promoting and protecting the needs and interests of our clients. The materials that we compile ensure that policymakers have a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ messages and goals. To this end, we are dedicated to complementing our knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes with a technical understanding of our clients’ specific interests.

Working with the utmost deference to the spirit and letter of the law, our attorneys’ knowledge can help clients to navigate the sea of policymaking to ensure they achieve their policy and business goals.

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News

September 26, 2022

Jessica Summers Provides Commentary for HR Dive Concerning Pre-Employment Testing Policies

Employment Law Principal, Jessica Summers, spoke with Ryan Golden of HR Dive to provide commentary for, "Employers face ‘new era’ of drug testing in post-pandemic landscape" on September 22, 2022.

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Blog

Presenting Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner, Sylvia Mendez

A young Mexican-American girl named Sylvia Mendez was at the center of the famous Mendez v. Westminster case from 1947, which led to the desegregation of schools for Latino...

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Awards

Litigation Attorney Trish Weaver accepted the Andrew L. Sonner Diversity Award for upholding the highest standards of the legal profession by encouraging racial and cultural diversity in the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys. The award was given by the Bar Association of Montgomery County.

Starting in November, HR Director Mandi Baldwin, Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal Brandon Hallmark, and Attorney Trish Weaver took a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Course with the Bar Association of Montgomery County. We are immensely proud of the dedication of these three Paley People and encourage others to Listen, Learn and Teach.

Paley Rothman is proud to announce that three of our distinguished attorneys were named 2022 Washingtonian Top Financial Advisers for the 3rd consecutive time amongst approximately 50 Top Estate Attorneys in the DC Metropolitan area. We are honored to have Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin in our sophisticated and caring estate planning and estate administration groups. Both groups are known for their familiarity with cutting edge techniques while providing exceptional service to our clients.

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