Governmental Relations

blacheCJ Blache
(GR Section Leader)

larryLarry M. Roedel
(Firm Founder)

parsonsJ. Kenton Parsons
(Firm Founder)

luke
Luke F. Piontek
(Section Leader - Regulatory Affairs)

wayne
Wayne J. Fontana
(Managing Shareholder - New Orleans Office)
  • blache
  • CJ Blache
    (GR Section Leader)
  • larry
  • Larry M. Roedel
    (Firm Founder)
  • parsons
  • J. Kenton Parsons
  • (Firm Founder)
  • luke
  • Luke F. Piontek
    (Section Leader - Regulatory Affairs)
  • wayne
  • Wayne J. Fontana
    (Managing Shareholder - New Orleans Office)

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

Our Governmental Relations Practice

We stay up-to-date in both the law and practice of politics, and we work with clients to develop a well-researched governmental relations program enhanced by our understanding of the political process. Personal, professional, and business life are increasingly affected by local, state, and national political issues. We have dedicated a portion of our practice to Governmental Relations.

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 companies conducting business in our state

A Respected Governmental Relations Firm Representing A Diverse Array of Clients

Our firm is respected in the lobbying field. We are dedicated to representing the interests of companies with state and federal regulators. Our client list has included:

Associated Branch Pilots
Atmos Energy Corp.
Business Council of New Orleans
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers

Louisiana Chiefs of Police Association
Louisiana Dental Association
New Orleans Aviation Board

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
Port of New Orleans
R.J. Reynolds
Transdev
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Governmental Relations Team Profiles

blacheCJ Blache

larryLarry M. Roedel

parsonsJ. Kenton Parsons

luke
Luke F. Piontek

wayne
Wayne J. Fontana