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Legislative & Public Policy - Experience

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  • Navistar: We are currently trying to obtain federal funding on behalf of Navistar for their research and development initiatives. 
  • National Retail Federation: We have represented NRF and its digital division, Shop.org (comprised of the top 10 online retail companies and over 400 of the most frequented online retail websites), before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission on a wide range of public policy issues affecting both traditional retail operations and online retail websites.  
  • Experian: We have continuously counseled and provided strategic advice and advocacy services to Experian for many years on a wide range of federal legislative issues before Congress and on a selected set of regulatory issues before the Federal Trade Commission and other agencies that monitor and/or regulate a number of the company’s business operations.
  • Rheem: We provide comprehensive energy policy advocacy and representation, including federal election law and Lobbying Disclosure Act counsel, to Rheem, a leading provider of gas furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, air handlers, indoor air quality products, gas and electric water heaters. Several of the company’s leading competitors crafted legislative and administrative strategies and proposals that were originally championed by policymakers and industry players and would have significantly affected Rheem’s enterprise. We came in at an advanced stage of their competitors’ policy advancement to reverse this business threat and were able to redirect the initiative, generating key stakeholder support that is beneficial to Rheem’s business plan. One of the packages we resolved in partnership with Rheem required us to lay out and execute an intense tactical plan to address the competitive threat. We were successful and no adverse action has been taken; we now anticipate resolution in a manner that is advantageous to our client’s business. Alston & Bird worked closely with the client to understand their business model, surveyed the political landscape, developed champions in Congress to stand up in opposition to the competing proposal, developed support with leading third-party stakeholders and non-government organizations, and partnered with the client to craft new legislative proposals that would benefit their business and the public interest. 
  • National Geographic: We assisted National Geographic in its effort to improve geography teaching, training and research through the authorization and annual appropriations process. We worked with members of Congress to introduce and attract the support of about a quarter of the House and Senate for the Teaching Geography Is Fundamental Act (TGIF), a bill that would bring the federal government to the table to correct an oversight that leaves geography as the only one of the nine core subjects recognized by No Child Left Behind not to have received designated federal funding since that Act went into effect in 2002. Other policy initiatives that we have led include the annual Geography Legislator of the Year Award Ceremony, annual Geography Alliance Hill Day event in support of TGIF, and State Geography Bee winner meetings on Capitol Hill. 
  • Autoliv: We have assisted Autoliv in outreach to the DoD, DoE, NRC and congressional stakeholders in connection with its ownership of Aerotest Operations, Inc. 
  • Safeway: We have counseled Safeway in its efforts to build and maintain active, substantive relationships with key policymakers in Washington and provided advice on a range of legislative and regulatory issues impacting Safeway, both as a grocery store and as an employer. We provided strategic advice during the health care reform debate, and our advice and counsel have helped Safeway contribute productively to the policy debates surrounding climate change, derivatives reform and food safety. In addition, our professionals have provided strategic advice regarding tax and pensions regulatory and legislative issues.