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DC Business & Policy

ArentFox Schiff is a destination firm for companies and organizations operating in the Nation’s Capital. Our DC Practice provides regulatory, advocacy, and community relations services in the city where federal and local government intersect.

Our Focus

Doing business at the nexus of federal and local government presents unique operational and policy challenges. Our team has helped shape and build many of the most important parts of the District that define how people live and work. From DC United’s Audi Field soccer stadium and the Shakespeare Theatre, to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and National Public Radio’s headquarters, we help clients across industries navigate regulatory requirements and identify opportunities to advance their business interests.

Our DC Practice maintains diverse relationships throughout the DC government, including with the mayor’s office, numerous executive agencies, the Attorney General’s office, the DC Council, and the District’s representative in Congress. We also maintain strong relationships with residents and interest groups, including the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, across DC’s eight wards. This grants us unparalleled insight into the inner workings of the local government, as well as insight into and consideration for the interests of DC residents and the ability to serve as a liaison between the community and our clients.

We stand apart because of the comprehensive nature of services we offer. The depth and breadth of our experience providing legal and advocacy services in the District of Columbia allows us to address any regulatory or legislative issue that may arise. Our vast networks ensure that we have the contacts to support your business needs.

Our Work

We understand how things work in the District of Columbia. Our cross-disciplinary team combines decades of experience in a range of practice areas, rooted in an understanding of the nuances of DC policy, law, and regulations, to help clients respond to evolving circumstances and emerging opportunities. We support clients in the areas of economic development, community relations, government relations, education policy, cannabis law, finance, health care, labor and employment, real estate, tax, and more.

Who We Help

  • Arts & Cultural Institutions & Museums
  • Borrowers & Lenders
  • Cannabis Companies & Associations
  • Charter Schools
  • Contractors & Developers
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • International Businesses
  • Nonprofits
  • Public Buildings
  • Public Policy Groups
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Trade Associations

Key Contacts