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Faegre Baker Daniels law and Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting government services teams understand the process, know the players and excel at effective advocacy before state and federal legislative bodies and regulatory agencies. With decades of experience, our professionals are effective advocates for regional, state and national clients in Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota as well as for federal matters in Washington, D.C.

With more than 30 legal professionals, our team possesses comprehensive expertise, relationships and experience. Many have worked in government as state legislators, legislative staff and principal clerks; gubernatorial administrators; deputy U.S. attorneys; state economic directors; chiefs of staff and corporation counsel; and policy advisers to government officials. We leverage those backgrounds developing and implementing strategic approaches that respond to the challenges and opportunities state and local governments create and face.

Faegre Baker Daniels and Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting work with clients in a variety of industries, and as a full-service firm with more than 750 lawyers and consultants, we can draw from our professionals' depth and breadth of expertise to handle the most complex needs.

We assist businesses, nonprofits and community organizations in all of their interactions with government, including:

  • Legislative and executive branch lobbying
  • Procurement, negotiation and maintenance of government contracts
  • Campaign finance and ethics compliance
  • Issues monitoring and public policy research
  • Economic development initiatives
  • Formation of public-private partnerships and public financing transactions

Relationships Do Count

By building relationships based on honesty and trust, state and federal legislators and agency leaders have come to expect accurate, credible and complete information from us on client matters. We present our clients' real story — and the whole story. When legislators are dealing with thousands of issues every legislative session, they rely on the thoroughness of their staff and lobbyists like us.

City & County Councils & Boards

We also represent clients in matters before city and county councils, boards and agencies. Our experience extends to administrative law, investigations, enforcements, rulemakings and other matters. In addition, we have developed expertise in campaign finance law, lobbyist registration, gift laws, ethics laws, laws surrounding political activity and other related issues.

Consulting Communities & Local Governments

Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting's strategic services to communities and local governments are rooted in our team members' direct experience working in local government and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. We have the capacity and experience to assist with project conceptualization, design and implementation to help you advance your community's vision. With an intimate understanding of the multi-faceted federal budgeting and appropriations processes developed from serving communities and local government for more than 20 years, Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting has helped clients secure millions of dollars in federal funds through congressional appropriations, competitive grants authorizations and in-kind assistance.


Richard A. Forschler, Minneapolis
+1 612 766 6902

J. Murray Clark, Indianapolis
+1 317 237 1433

Andrew Anderson, Des Moines
+1 515 447 4703
David R. Zook, Washington, D.C.
+1 202 589 2809

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