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Government Affairs


Strategic and Focused Advocacy

Warner provides effective government relations strategies to achieve your business aspirations.

Warner’s Government Affairs group advocates on behalf of our clients by building and promoting relationships with federal, state and local policymakers and stakeholders to ensure legislative funding and policy initiatives reflect the needs of each client. We guide businesses through the complexities of state government regulations using our political access to the highest decision makers in the state, draft legislative and administrative language strong enough to withstand legal challenges and develop campaign strategies and solutions to impact decisions that affect your bottom line. Pioneering change and fostering growth for businesses is our hallmark. Unlike typical lobbying and consulting firms, as attorneys, we are bound by a legal code of conduct and steadfastly avoid conflicts of interest. In sum, we have the expertise, ethics and the political access to best serve your business needs.


Troy M. Cumings



Monique C. Field-Foster



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Politics & Policy

Relationships matter and we have built solid connections on both sides of the political aisle. With extensive experience throughout the political arena, we advocate on your behalf. Our government affairs attorneys are top lobbyists, legislative aides and advocates with decades of experience, and relationships throughout federal, state and local government. Our attorneys take the time to educate decision makers to ensure they are well-informed on your issues. They will navigate the red tape to make your voice heard. We invite you to learn more about our practice:

Lobbying & Compliance
Your initiatives are our priority. With decades of experience in government relations and advocacy, we’ll help you stay on top of the issues that matter most to your business. As zealous, but respected, advocates, our attorneys know how to get things done. If you determine the best strategy is to monitor legislation we can send you legislative updates, or develop legislation that advances and protects your business interests; we will draft it, and help guide it through the legislative process.
Campaign Finance
Campaign finance is a complex area filled with potential pitfalls. Running for office, donating to candidates, forming a PAC, all require a clear strategy and a budget that aligns with your aspirations. We’ll help you create a campaign finance game plan to meet your financial goals, adhere to ethical standards, track incoming support, document expenses, and comply with all regulations.
Legislative & Regulatory Drafting
Government officials and agencies often speak in a language of their own. We understand that language and can draft proposals and regulatory legislation that speaks to lawmakers and withstands legal challenges. No matter the cause, we have the political acumen to represent your interests and drive results.
State Procurement      
Bidding for state contracts is much more complicated than simply developing and submitting a proposal. We will connect you to the right opportunities, work with you to understand the procurement process, and create access to the key decision makers to form the right alliances. We have the legal expertise to represent your interests during the bid debrief and bid protest process. Entering the arena of state procurement takes time, research, preparation, and a willingness to invest in cultivating relationships with the state agency decision makers, we understand that role and will work with you to develop a winning strategy that will set you apart from your competition.
For federal procurement assistance, please see our government contracting page, HERE.

Case Studies



Sep 2021
September 30, 2021

Cannabis Law Seminar – Industry Insights and Trends From the Legal Perspective

Lansing Center

Warner Norcross + Judd presented an in-person seminar titled “Cannabis Law Seminar – Industry Insights and Trends From the Legal Perspective,” at the Lansing Center on Thursday, S...

Jul 2020
July 21, 2020

COVID-19 Panel: What Your C-Suite Should Be Thinking About


As businesses continue on the trajectory of getting back to work, having the right resources is critical to manage risk and comply with regulations and guidelines. Warner has been a go-to resource ...

Apr 2020
April 24, 2020

Webinar: From the Capitol: COVID-19 Update


Warner Webinar Series: Returning to Work After COVID-19 Warner attorneys Troy Cumings and Jim Cavanagh in a COVID-19 update from Michigan’s capitol. In this webinar, we addressed: a) how La...

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