Overview

Nielsen Merksamer is one of the preeminent political law, government law, and lobbying firms in the country, serving a national clientele that includes leading businesses, non-profits, trade associations, individuals, unions and public agencies.  Half of Fortune’s Top 25 Largest U.S. Companies turn to Nielsen Merksamer for legal counsel in political law and government law matters, including:

  • Advice to corporations, major campaign donors, trade associations and labor unions and their political action committees (PACs) on compliance with campaign, lobbying, ethics and contractor disqualification laws at the federal level, at the state and local level in California, and for those clients with multistate compliance needs, the other forty-nine states and at the local level in each of the states.
  • Government law, advocacy, lobbying and strategic advice regarding the legislative and administrative process.
  • Representation as campaign and election law counsel on all aspects of the electoral process, including most major California statewide initiatives or referenda in the past 30 years.
  • High-stakes litigation on political, governmental and constitutional issues at all levels of the federal and state courts.

Nielsen Merksamer is the go-to firm in California for a company, non-profit association or individual dealing with state or local government—or for a governmental agency having to interact with other governmental agencies.  And it is the go-to firm nationally for a company, non-profit association or individual seeking advice on how to comply with the increasingly complicated web of laws regulating their participation in the political world.