Session Law Firm's Government Relations practice covers diverse industries, including healthcare, construction, and real estate. We represent small businesses, large corporations, non-profits, and trade associations before the Council of the District of Columbia, District Government agencies, and the Executive Office of the Mayor. Our familiarity with the legislative and regulatory process, as well as our broad knowledge of a wide range of subject matters, enables us to be effective advocates for our clients. Whether it is assisting clients in preparing for testimony or working to resolve a client's regulatory issue, we GET THE JOB DONE!
Representative samples of District of Columbia agencies that we regularly work with are:
Representative examples of our legislative and government relations activity include:
Further, as part of its general philosophy, the Firm has typically served clients that have limited budgets and require a leveraged approach to local, state, and federal representation, legislative services, and advocacy. In response to these needs, the Session Law Firm has developed a highly effective approach to managing advocacy and legislative services, utilizing and collaborating with highly regarded specialists and advocates from prominent Washington law firms that are involved on an as-needed basis. The Session Law Firm has worked closely with such firms as Arent Fox, Kutak Rock, Holland and Knight and Squire Patton Boggs.
The Session Law Firm's "managed approach" results in highly effective services at a very reasonable overall cost. To effectively provide these services, the Session Law Firm is an active member of the DC Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee and Attorney Session himself is a member of the DC Bar District of Columbia Affairs Committee.
Representative clients include:
The Session Law Firm represents several non-profit organizations. Our non-profit clients foster greater economic and community development in several neighborhoods throughout the District of Columbia, and serve to address the social, economic, and educational needs of its fellow citizens. To that end, the Session Law Firm often provides legal consultation and advice to newly established non-profit organizations in areas such as corporate formation, organizational bylaws, and assistance with obtaining tax exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Representative community development and social service organizations include:
The Session Law Firm's knowledge and experience in both public policy and private enterprise is an essential element in helping clients contribute to the maintenance of our nation's transportation infrastructure. The Session Law Firm's transportation related activities have included the District of Columbia Streetcar Project, whose initiative is to create a streetcar system in the District of Columbia that will:
Mr. Session also currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority ("MWAA"), and formerly served as General Counsel for the Airport Minority Advisory Council. Moreover, having served as Chief Counsel for a Congressional Subcommittee with oversight of the airport/aviation industry for over 5 years, and subsequently as a lawyer in private practice representing airport interests, Mr. Session is highly experienced in airport/aviation policy, regulatory and business matters.
Representative Transportation and Aviation related clients include:
The Firm has had extensive experience in conducting complex District of Columbia commercial real property transactions. Some of the services that the Session Law Firm can provide include:
Representative samples of the Firm's District of Columbia real estate experience include the following:
Representative real estate clients include:
The Session Law Firm represents a wide range of small business firms as outside general counsel, providing legal advice, strategic business guidance, and political support. Our Firm believes that the most effective way to serve our small business clients is to become intimately familiar with their business model and operations and using that information to advise them how best to achieve their business objectives. Whether it is drafting legal documents, solving problems by "putting out fires", or opening doors of new business opportunities, WE GET THE JOB DONE!!!
Our small business services include:
A representative sample of our small clients include: