Public & Regulatory

It’s not just who you know. It’s what you know—and how you do your business.

When it comes to solving client problems in the legislative or regulatory arenas, the lawyers in the Public & Regulatory practice of Cantey Hanger LLP can pick up the phone and call the right people. But simply having contacts is not enough in today’s political environment. To be effective and successful in a legislative or regulatory matter, you have to know the law, the public policy implications of changing the law, and the process involved in reaching the client’s objective.

Cantey Hanger’s combination of legal, political and public affairs expertise is unusual among firms with more focused lobbying capabilities. We can provide a full spectrum of client services with respect to public policy in an integrated, cost-effective manner. This package of services includes the inhouse capability to coordinate legal, political, media relations and public affairs through a unique relationship with a public affairs partnership. Sometimes “damage control” is just as important as doing something proactive, and we can help with both.

Cantey Hanger’s Public & Regulatory practice represents clients before the Texas Legislature and administrative agencies, as well as local, county and federal government agencies. Our team possesses more than 140 years of collective experience at all levels of government—federal, state, and local—and has longstanding relationships on both sides of the political aisle. We can tackle client problems on multiple fronts at the same time at a reasonable cost, without the necessity of calling in outside resources.

Our team has substantial expertise in the following industries and issues:

  • Education
  • Environmental
  • Financial Institutions
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Natural Resources/Energy
  • Public Finance
  • State & Local Taxation
  • Tort Liability
  • Workers Compensation

Cantey Hanger has the necessary resources to devote full time attention to meeting each client’s needs. Our strict adherence to conflict-of-interest standards assures that we can zealously represent our clients’ interests. What’s more, when needed, we can draw from a pool of colleagues within our firm that is deep with both experience and talent.

Our long history as a homegrown Texas law firm with strong ties to the Texas business, governmental, and legal communities has generated an immense fund of goodwill across the state. The firm is widely known and deeply respected for its commitment to a high quality, principled, and ethical practice.