Energy Lobbying, Legislative & Government Affairs


Dykema is a powerful advocate and trusted partner for energy clients seeking to make a substantive impact on legislative and governmental policy. With offices in Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Minnesota, California and Washington, D.C., our team is well situated to promote our clients’ interests across a broad range of platforms and issues. We maintain close working relationships with both Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress, members of the Michigan and Illinois state legislatures, municipalities, and federal and state regulatory agencies--including state public service commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Department of Energy (DOE).

As registered lobbyists, attorneys and government advisors, our cross-disciplinary team employs both traditional and innovative methods to promote and protect our clients’ interests. We offer a range of services in this arena, including:

  • Direct lobbying of public officials
  • Legislative drafting and analysis
  • Issues management
  • Appropriations
  • Monitoring and analyzing pending legislation and agency rules
  • Drafting of administrative rules
  • Preparing legislative testimony and testifying at hearings
  • Developing policy and issue management strategies 
  • Lobbying legislative and executive branch officials
  • Advisement on federal and state lobbying law compliance
  • Litigating public policy issues by challenging statues and regulations
  • Coalition building
  • Campaign finance compliance and PAC management
  • Developing and implementing grassroots campaigns
  • Securing federal and state grants and other funding
  • Negotiating franchises and rights of way with state and local governments