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he Government Relations Practice Group represents businesses, trade and professional associations, non-profit corporations, coalitions and advocacy groups before the Maryland General Assembly. The Group is located in the firm’s Annapolis, Maryland office.

Each year, the Maryland General Assembly considers approximately 2,500 individual bills during its ninety-day legislative session. Group members review this legislation, monitor legislative issues of interest to our clients, and advocate our clients’ positions on particular bills. We assist clients in message development, identify and secure resources to assist us in this effort, and advise our clients on the tactical issues arising from the effort to pass or defeat a particular legislative initiative.

We believe that it can be helpful for our clients to participate directly in the legislative process. That participation may take a variety of forms. We represent entities individually on issues or legislation important to them. We facilitate the formation of coalitions of like-minded entities focused on a single issue or subject matter. Finally, we represent a range of trade associations representing various segments of the insurance industry. These trade associations provide year-round monitoring and advocacy of legislative and regulatory matters affecting insurers doing business in Maryland. Our trade associations include The League of Life & Health Insurers of Maryland, the Alliance of Maryland Dental Plans, and the Maryland Insurance Alliance (representing property & casualty insurers). To learn more about these trade associations, please select the link below: