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Government Affairs

HeplerBroom’s Government Affairs Practice Group helps its clients stay on top of ever-changing legislative, regulatory, and administrative developments. Clients with significant interests to advance and protect require a combination of planning, monitoring, analysis, client communication, and informed and effective advocacy on legislative, regulatory, and policy matters impacting their bottom lines.

We Take a Client-Centered Approach

Our team’s first step is to gain a thorough understanding of each client’s needs and concerns. Next, we help the client develop goals for resolving any issues it faces and a strategy for achieving them. Then we apply our experience, skill, and creativity to help the client reach those goals.

Services our Government Affairs Practice Group provides include:

  • Monitoring administrative and legislative action.
  • Recommending initiatives designed to fulfill each client’s objectives.
  • Scheduling meetings, building relationships, and facilitating the exchange of information between our clients and key decision-makers.
  • Providing updated status reports about the progress of relevant legislation, regulation, or policy proposals.

We Get Involved Early – and Stay Involved

Successful companies must have a seat at the table. They know the importance of getting involved before the new policy has been developed, the draft regulation has been crafted, or the legislative proposal has been introduced and then playing an active role in every step of the process as decisions are being made. HeplerBroom’s Government Affairs Practice Group understands how critical it is to get involved at the earliest stage, and takes a hands-on approach to forming strategies and lobbying for our clients, putting them in a position to successfully change opinion and policy.

If a client’s interests require a more comprehensive representation, HeplerBroom is well situated to handle that. When legislative advocacy alone is not enough, our experienced team of lawyers and support staff draw together complementary legal skills and a deep knowledge of the law to pursue the goals of our clients. This can take the form of administrative rulemaking, permitting or licensing appeals, or complex litigation. Our collaborative approach among HeplerBroom’s practice groups ensures that no options are off the table when it comes to advancing the interests of our clients across Illinois’ state government.


 

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone's continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom's IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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