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 state and local administrative and legislative bodies 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, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Our clients' interests are diverse and include aviation, chemical, conservation, cultural, health care, maritime, media, oil and gas, railroad, regulated utilities, and other business and association interests.

Our Government Relations Practice

We stay abreast of both the law and practice of politics and work with clients to develop a well-researched, sound and appropriate government relations 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. We have thus dedicated a significant portion of our practice to the Governmental Relations section.

Representative Work

  • Advice and consultation on the political process
  • Appearances before legislative bodies, committees and agencies
  • Drafting of proposed legislation and amendments to existing legislation
  • Position papers concerning proposed legislation
  • Traditional lobbying and governmental relations for corporations conducting business in our state

A Respected Governmental Relations Firm Representing A Diverse Array Of Clients

Our firm is well-known in the lobbying world. We are dedicated to representing the interests of companies before state and federal regulators. The companies we have represented include:

AFLAC, Inc.
American Traffic Solutions
Associated Branch Pilots
Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana
Atmos Energy Corp.
Bell Helicopters
British Petroleum
Business Council of New Orleans
Chevron Texaco Corp.
Coast Builders Coalition
Deloitte Consulting
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
HCA Healthcare Corp.
Iteach U.S.
Louisiana Chiefs of Police Association
Louisiana Dental Association
New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
Peoples Health Networks
Port of New Orleans
R.J. Reynolds
Transdev 
Uber 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Government Relations Team Profiles

Johnny Koch Johnny Koch CJ Blache CJ Blache Scott Kirkpatrick Scott Kirkpatrick Christian Rhodes Christian Rhodes Deborah Harkins Deborah Harkins Suchitra J. Satpathi Suchitra Satpathi W. Cary Koch Cary Koch