Carney Appleby Law


Lobbying & Government Affairs

Our experienced legislative lobbying team possesses over 65 years of experience in government affairs and lobbying at the Iowa Statehouse and Iowa Executive Branch level.  The firm has established itself as a premier provider of these services.

Our clients rely on our legislative lawyers to guide them through the maze of the legislative and administrative rulemaking processes. Our lobbying attorneys offer experienced and professional legal advice and representation for any and all issues affecting local and state government. The firm represents clients in the wide variety of ways business interacts with governmental agencies, from licensing and permitting issues to regulatory matters and representation before administrative bodies, including providing the following services to clients:

  • Lobbying
  • Bill and regulation monitoring
  • Bill drafting
  • Representation before government agencies
  • Licensing and permitting
  • Strategic planning

In addition to traditional lobbying efforts, our legislative representation includes strategy formulation, drafting of legislation, preparation of testimony and appearance before legislative committees, formation of lobbying coalitions and campaigns. We track all legislation that may affect your entity, and we will notify you of proposed legislation in Iowa that will affect you and your business or organization.

We have represented a number of Fortune 500 companies, professional associations and industry associations throughout Iowa as well as HMOs, healthcare facilities, and other organizations. Our major clients have included AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, Caesar’s Entertainment, Facebook, Meredith Corporation, SSAB, Lexis-Nexis, I N G Americas, Mediacom Communications, AIG, HSBC, One Main Financial, Wells Fargo, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Iowa Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, along with many other state associations.

If you have questions regarding Legislative Law and Lobbying, contact us today for a free initial consultation.