U.S. Government Relations

Washington, D.C., Attorneys and Lobbyists: Results Before Congress, Federal Agencies and the White House

OFW Law has developed a bipartisan practice to address legislative and Government Relations issues for our clients. Composed of a team with senior level experience in the U.S. House and Senate, in the federal executive branch, and in state governments, our lobbyists are among the most effective in Washington, working with Congress, federal agencies, and the White House on a daily basis. The members of our government relations practice group include individuals who have served as Republican Secretary of Agriculture, ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, senior Senate and House committee staff of both parties, agency heads, and other experienced legislative professionals.

At OFW Law, we regularly lobby on behalf of:

Representative Legislative Advocacy for the Food, Drug, Agricultural and Health Care Industries

At OFW Law, our lawyers and Senior Policy Advisors have established a reputation for finding solutions to client problems. We are proud of the role we have played in the development and implementation of every major food-related initiative enacted since the firm's founding. More importantly, our clients are pleased with our proven record of success.

Our government relations practice has played a leading role in:

  • The Agricultural Act of 2014
  • The the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 along with all other child nutrition legislation considered over the past 25 years
  • The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, as well as the 2002 and 1996 Farm Bills
  • The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
  • Annual appropriations for USDA, FDA and other federal departments and agencies
  • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010
  • The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Response Act of 2002
  • The Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002
  • The Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997
  • The Perishable Agricultural Commodity Act Amendments of 1995
  • The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994
  • The Prescription Drug User Fee Act of 1992
  • The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990
  • The Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990
  • Amendments to the Poultry Products Inspection Act in 1991, 1989, and 1985
  • Amendments to the Federal Meat Inspection Act in 1981

OFW Law: A Strong Voice in Washington Since 1979

Since opening our doors in 1979, we have had the privilege of participating in national debates on a wide variety of government relations issues. While the majority of our work relates to the food, drug, and agriculture industries, we have also represented clients on matters ranging from ethanol and propane tax issues to Indian land use policy. We are expanding our activities in furtherance of energy development challenges, futures market regulation, and the technological and structural infrastructure needs of the agriculture, food, drug and medical device industries, including internet and transportation needs.

In order to better serve our clients, we have built a government relations practice of attorneys and legislative professionals the caliber of which cannot be found elsewhere. If you are in the food, drug, agricultural, or health care industry, you need a strong voice in Washington to represent your interests on Capitol Hill and before executive branch agencies.

For more information about our services, contact OFW Law’s Washington, D.C., offices by telephone at (202) 789-1212 or complete our online contact form. We look forward to working with you.