Governmental Relations

"CJ Blache and I started working with clients at the Louisiana capitol in the early 1980s. We have burned through many pairs of shoes walking between the House and Senate chambers for our clients over three decades. We attribute our successes to hard work, integrity and a commitment to our state."

Johnny Koch

Our Governmental Relations team practices before administrative and legislative bodies of state and local government throughout Louisiana, including the Louisiana Legislature, the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the Louisiana Department of Insurance, the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, the Louisiana Insurance Rating Commission and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Our clients' interests are diverse and include aviation, chemical, conservation, cultural, healthcare, maritime, media, oil and gas, railroad, regulated utilities, and other business and association interests.

The responsibilities assumed by our team requires us to stay abreast of both the law, business and politics. We work with firm clients to develop a well-researched, sound and appropriate program enhanced by our unique understanding of the political process. The complexity of personal, professional, and business life is increasingly affected by local, state, and national political issues. Thus, we have dedicated a significant portion of our practice to the Governmental Relations section.


Government Relations Team Profiles

Johnny Koch
Johnny KochCJ Blache
CJ BlacheScott Kirkpatrick
Scott KirkpatrickChristian Rhodes
Christian RhodesDeborah Harkins
Deborah Harkins