Administrative Law & Regulation


Dykema has a well-regarded, highly effective administrative law and regulation practice. Through relationships established by our seasoned team of attorneys and government policy advisors, we are successful in shaping public policy through both administrative and legislative channels. With offices strategically located in Washington, D.C., Lansing, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois, we assist our clients in all aspects of the administrative process at the federal and state levels. This includes representation before federal and state Cabinet-level departments, executive branch agencies, independent agencies and commissions, and in the courts.

The listing below describes the types of administrative law and regulatory services we provide. For information regarding our agency-related practice in specific, substantive areas of law (e.g., antitrust/trade regulation, environmental law, government contracts), please consult our practice descriptions for those disciplines.

Specific services we provide include:

  • Advising clients on compliance with agency rules, regulations and policies
  • Representing clients in the rulemaking process, including drafting and commenting on rules, regulations, guidelines and policy statements
  • Preparing requests for advisory opinions, declaratory rulings, or other agency interpretations
  • Reviewing final agency rules for possible judicial challenge
  • Litigating challenges to agency rules
  • Representing clients in agency adjudications
  • Preparing applications for licenses and permits
  • Preparing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Preparing requests for confidential agency treatment of client information under FOIA
  • Litigating FOIA and Open Meeting Act disputes
  • Participating in development of mandatory and voluntary standards
  • Responding to agency investigations and audits
  • Negotiating consent decrees
  • Participating in industry coalitions to address specific agency issues
  • Representing clients before Congress and state legislatures on agency reauthorization, agency oversight, and specific agency-related issues pending before legislative committees

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