American Bar Association
Government Affairs Practice Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Government Affairs Practice Committee

Who We Are

The mission of the Government Affairs Practice Committee is to provide informational resources and a forum for the exchange of ideas regarding substantive areas of policy, political law and the regulation of the profession for federal, state and provincial lobbyists and government affairs practitioners, both in-house and in private practice.

Message From The Chair

Welcome to the Government Affairs Practice Committee page. I look forward to working with all of you to develop timely and informative content and provide a forum for the exchange of thoughts and ideas. This committee welcomes all practitioners who deal with government affairs in their practice, whether it be as in-house counsel, a private practitioner or as a government employee. This committee is an excellent resource for government affairs practitioners, and I encourage all members to become active and involved. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas, please feel free to contact me at anytime. My email is and my phone number is (518) 434-4377.

Mark your calendars for the Spring Business Law Section meeting! The Spring Meeting will take place from April 6 - 8, 2017 in New Orleans, LA at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Our Committee will be meeting on Friday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m. CENTRAL time. For a copy of the agenda, please send me an email.

We will be sponsoring two programs at the Spring meeting. The first is entitled "Post-Election Analysis: New President; New Congress; What Does It Mean For Business Lawyers?," which will take place on Saturday, April 8 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The second program is entitled “The Rise of the Sharing Economy: An Overview of the Legislative and Legal Challenges Companies Looking to Embrace the Sharing Economy Face,” which will take place on Saturday, April 8 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For full information, see our Programs, Meetings and Events section. Please let us know if you have any questions about the meeting or the programs.


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Kellogg, Amy

Sub-Committee Chairs:

Abel, Jason
Bing, Jonathan
Lininger, Brett
Lisk, Thomas
Shore, Jacques
Stewart, James

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Government Affairs Practice Committee Meeting

April 7, 2017
The committee will meet to discuss committee priorities, initiatives and programming for the Annual meeting.

Post-Election Analysis: New President; New Congress; What Does It Mean For Business Lawyers?

April 8, 2017
This program will analyze the political landscape in the aftermath of the 2016 elections and the implication to business attorneys.

The Rise Of The Sharing Economy: An Overview Of The Legislative And Legal Challenges Companies Looking To Embrace The Sharing Economy Face

April 8, 2017
The program will focus on the rise of the sharing economy pertaining to the passenger transport industry. It will cover the legislative & legal challenges this industry has faced since the introduction of this new business model.
Section Events

    Roadmap of a Real Estate Financing Transaction


    In this CLE we will cover the basics of a commercial real estate financing transaction from the term sheet stage through closing. Topics will include an overview of standard loan documentation, legal opinions, due diligence and common issues negotiated with respect to loan documents. The presentation ...

    2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting

    Hyatt Regency New Orleans
    New Orleans

    ONLINE /ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED All registrations will take place onsite at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans New Orleans, LA Registration Desk Hours: Wednesday, April 5 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, ...

    2017 Business Bar Leader Conference

    Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel

    Registration and Thursday Night Dinner is complimentary for Registrant On-Line Event Registration Release In the interest of furthering the ABAs creation, promotion and distribution of educational/informational materials (both now and in the future), I understand ...

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