Government Affairs

Administrative Law

Preti Flaherty's Administrative Law Practice helps clients navigate the government regulatory process. Our administrative lawyers manage the varied and complex interactions that businesses have with federal and state regulatory agencies. Preti's administrative law team regularly works with the full range of agencies, boards and commissions where regulatory and adjudicatory proceedings take place.

As part of our Government Affairs Practice Group, our administrative lawyers have in-depth knowledge of how regulations are developed. Since administrative law is highly procedural, our team offers clients the benefit of knowing how to best make use of the provisions in the statutes and rules that govern these processes. Our Government Affairs Group includes attorneys in subject areas including environmental, health care, energy, telecommunications and employment law.

The Preti team applies their varied expertise to assist clients with services such as:

Rulemaking
The legislative process is just the first step in shaping government regulations. Frequently, legislation will result in a rulemaking process before an agency or commission that can become more extensive than the creation of the original legislation. Preti's administrative lawyers guide clients through these processes by utilizing our strong working relationships with regulators combined with strict with attention to detail. We understand that shaping rules is a key element to our clients' successful government affairs strategies.

Regulatory Approvals
In dozens of industries, significant elements of a company's business require government oversight and approval. These processes can be complex and tedious, requiring attention and experience to avoid delays and unfavorable rulings. Preti's administrative lawyers manage the numerous elements of these approvals and keep the process moving smoothly and successfully.

Administrative Hearings
Many regulatory proceedings include administrative hearings before agency officials or multiple-member commissions. These hearings are often critical to the decision-making in a regulatory action and require a well-presented case to persuade the regulators. Preti's administrative lawyers have conducted hundreds of these hearings and understand how to use the precedents and procedures to achieve the best possible result.

Firm Highlights

News

Eighteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Eighteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Transition to In-Person Hearings Likely to Occur No Sooner Than August 2020; Section 312 IME’s Have Resumed

A conference with Maine Workers' Compensation Board Executive Director John Rohde was held last week to discuss the transition to in-person hearings at the WCB. The WCB Subcommittees also met to discuss recent developments...

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Preti Flaherty COVID-19 Resources

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Preti Flaherty's attorneys have maintained a constant stream of the most up-to-date information and resources for our clients, business partners, and others struggling to navigate these complex...

Press Coverage

Officer-involved Shootings Video - Maine Behind the Curve on Public Access to Information

More than three months after officers were involved in a fatal shooting of a Minot, Maine, resident, the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office and the Office of the Attorney General continue to deny requests to...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney William Saturley Named Among America’s Top 100 “Bet-the-Company Litigators” for 2020

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney William Saturley has been selected for inclusion on the list of America’s Top 100 “Bet-the-Company Litigators” for 2020. America’s Top 100 recognizes the most qualified and...

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ACTIONS. NOW. FOR CHANGE.

Our country and our communities are suffering and in turmoil due to the racial injustices that have occurred for centuries and are still happening all around us today. It is difficult to comprehend and...

Press Coverage

Maine drops residency requirement for recreational marijuana businesses

Since Mainers voted to pass the Maine Marijuana Legalization Act in 2016, lawmakers have been wrestling with how to regulate sales. Last week, recreational marijuana businesses in Maine cleared a major hurdle to operation...

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Legislative Alert: Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee Update

The Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee met on Friday June 26 th to hear reports from the Chairs of all six subcommittees. In the reporting on Friday the biggest monetary ask was from the Infrastructure...

Press Coverage

As More States Release COVID-19 Cases by Town, Maine Says It Could Take 6 Months

As more states continue to release information on the number and distribution of coronavirus cases, officials from Maine's public health agency claim that making tallies available to the public under the state's Freedom of...

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Contractor's Guide to Mitigating Risks in the AIA A201-2017 General Conditions

The AIA A201-2017 is generally a well-understood contract document and is used in a significant number of construction projects each year. While this standard contract covers most risks, there are a number of areas...