Wise Carter takes a wholistic approach to government relations. We start with a client’s goal and find the best way to get the job done — be it through legislative, regulatory, or a more traditional approach. We have the experience, contacts, relationships, and expertise to operate in these areas.

Who We Represent

Wise Carter attorneys routinely represent corporations and trade associations, non-profit organizations and government entities in all facets of government relations and public policy.

We also serve as counsel in the following areas:

  • Hospitals and other healthcare organizations
  • Telecommunications
  • Energy
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Insurance
  • Charitable organizations regarding tax credits
  • Transportation
  • Construction

State Agency Relationships

Wise Carter has attorneys with longstanding and developed relationships with major state agencies, including the:

  • Department of Insurance
  • Division of Medicaid
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Finance and Administration
  • Board of Medical Licensure

Legislative Outreach and Lobbying

Attorneys in our Government Relations Group have longstanding relationships with Mississippi’s legislative leadership and regularly engage in traditional lobbying. 

Additionally, Wise Carter is often consulted on large scale policy and strategy issues involving policy matters. Further, Wise Carter is regularly retained by agency and legislative leadership with regard to policy matters that end up in court.

Our Firm is avidly interested and strongly influential in formulating public law and policy.

Wise Carter assists our clients to achieve their policy, legislative and regulatory objectives by developing comprehensive strategies and tactics, advocating our clients’ positions and managing each phase of the process. Our Firm is avidly interested and strongly influential in formulating public law and policy. We have longstanding relationships with federal and state legislatures and regulatory agencies. As a result, we can advocate on our clients’ behalf on a broad range of issues.

Government Contracts

Wise Carter attorneys assist our clients in doing business with state, local and federal governments regarding:

  • Bids
  • Contracts
  • Bid awards
  • Disputes
  • Contract claims

Our government contracts attorneys also work with boards of supervisors, governmental hospital boards and other public entities on public property rentals and sales. Through such representations, the Firm maintains regular contact with the following state agencies:

  • Ethics Commission
  • Office of the State Auditor
  • Office of the Attorney General

We assist a wide variety of clients in obtaining federal grants, cooperative agreements and technology investment agreements pursuant to applicable federal regulations, and we have created numerous teaming arrangements to respond to federal agency requests for proposals and other government funding opportunities. In addition, our attorneys have assisted with the creation of public entity/private investor joint ventures.

Contact Wise Carter

For legal assistance with Government Relations and Public Policy matters, please contact Wise Carter attorney Charlie Ross.