We have the experience and relationships to effectively advocate for clients at all levels of government.

We assist clients in working with state and local government on matters of policy, regulation and legislation, developing and shaping effective messaging.

22 presidential administrations

Presidential administrations since WLJ was founded in 1900.

120 + years

Years crafting practical government relations solutions for our clients.

Knowing our way around the maze of state and federal bureaucracy has made us a valuable ally to our clients.

Our government relations and lobbying team has the relationships and credibility to craft practical, innovative and effective government relations strategies.

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Attorney Justin T. Allen

Justin T. Allen

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Justin Allen leads the firm’s Government Relations practice group and assists clients in working with state and local government on matters of policy, regulation and legislation.

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John William Spivey III

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Bill is widely acknowledged to be one of the premier finance and commercial real estate attorneys in Arkansas. He also finds time to devote his energies to various community activities, including Methodist Family Health, Camp Aldersgate and the Mabelvale Youth Association.

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Erika Ross Gee

Partner

Little Rock, AR

Erika is an experienced government relations attorney, with contacts and experience throughout Arkansas state government. She regularly represents clients with issues before the Arkansas Pharmacy Board and has developed a specialty in medical marijuana.

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Our extensive contacts and solid relationships throughout state and local government benefit our clients in lobbying and direct advocacy before the Arkansas General Assembly, the Governor, the Attorney General and individual state agencies, boards and commissions. Our attorneys also advocate before municipal and county government on a variety of regulatory issues. We have the experience to analyze complex situations, recommend practical and innovative solutions and implement an effective government relations strategy.

In our national Attorneys General practice, our government relations attorneys advocate for the interests of state, regional and national clients with the Attorneys General. Our attorneys also have extensive experience representing clients in consumer protection investigations and litigation initiated by the Attorneys General. We actively maintain valuable contacts and relationships with the Attorneys General and their senior staff and regularly attend national meetings of the Attorneys General, including the Republican and Democratic Attorneys General Associations.

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