Customized Strategies for Companies

VLP’s Government Affairs practice helps organizations navigate the complex and sometimes opaque world of doing business with federal, state and local governments. We advise companies of all sizes operating across a diverse spectrum of industries, including energy, construction, finance, education and retail. When complex legal and public policy issues surface, Lisa Stone, the head of our Government Affairs practice works closely with clients to develop customized strategies that best serve their individual goals and objectives.

Federal Grants and Contracts

While federal grants and contracts offer tremendous businesses opportunities, they often present serious challenges for companies and other organizations. Stone understands the extra layer of requirements inherent in doing business with the government, including enhanced accounting, ethics, labor and prevailing wage requirements. She offers comprehensive support to clients operating in this complex field, from identifying opportunities, preparing applications and negotiating agreements to building the compliance structures necessary to support the successful administration of projects. Her extensive experience and knowledge of the federal grant and contracting process has helped our clients access the billions of dollars available every year through executive branch grants, loan guarantees, tax credits and procurement contracts in many important and developing areas, including those being offered to support the development of a clean energy economy.

Government Relations

Stone counsels clients across a range of industry sectors on emerging legislative and regulatory developments at the state, national and international level. She provides strategic guidance and assists companies in assessing policy initiatives, evaluating legislation, commenting on regulations, and developing a strategy to shape the evolution of the law. She closely monitors changing laws and regulations and draws upon the extensive knowledge of practitioners working across our firm’s diverse practice areas to help our clients fully understand how energy, tax, technology, environmental and other critical policy issues impact their organizations.