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Legislative and Government Affairs

Last updated on August 16, 2022

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot’s government relations practice spans the legislative and executive branches of the federal government and extends to selected state and local agencies. In Alaska, we serve clients on regulatory issues and other matters before municipal and borough governments, state agencies, and the Alaska State Legislature.

At the federal level, we devise comprehensive strategies for our clients to engage in the legislative and regulatory arenas. We have assisted individuals, organizations, municipalities, and corporations of all sizes in solving problems and achieving important federal objectives.

On Capitol Hill, we work closely with individual members of Congress, committees, and key staffers on transportation, energy, natural resources, commerce, defense, homeland security, oversight, and appropriations matters. We monitor, review, analyze, and even draft legislation. We advise on pending congressional activity, arrange and attend meetings with key government officials, represent clients at congressional and agency hearings, and help identify and secure federal funding solutions. Several of our attorneys have extensive, senior-level Capitol Hill and federal agency experience. We know who to talk to and what to say.

We’ve built an extensive network of contacts with federal agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security. This network enables us to keep abreast of the latest regulatory, funding and administrative developments that may impact our clients and provide timely advice.

Our goal is to help clients proactively solve problems and create opportunities wherever their business interacts with the government at any level. We understand the complexities of working with the government, and we help clients navigate the process successfully.


William H. Bittner
Jon M. DeVore
Elisabeth H. Ross
William P. Horn
Carissa Siebeneck Anderson