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Greenberg Traurig - Manager of Legislative Affairs

Patent and Legislative   
Austin, TX


Manager, Legislative Affairs

Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, currently has an excellent full-time employment opportunity for a Manager, Legislative Affairs in our Austin, TX office. We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package.

Position Summary

The Manager, Legislative Affairs will be responsible for providing substantive legislative and legal support to attorneys in our fast paced Government Law and Policy Practice. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be internal expert for compliance, regulations and requirements, including advising other departments.

  • Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

  • Monitor legal environment and propose legislative activities to encourage business objectives.

  • Reach out to and develop relationships with local government, business, and regulatory bodies.

  • Manage and monitor regulatory activities, applications, proceedings, and filings.

  • Monitor relevant news daily, distributing matters of interest to attorneys and clients

  • Reviewing interim hearings, alerting appropriate parties of impactful developments and monitoring proceedings as requested

  • Helping to draft legislative and session updates spanning diverse legislative topics

  • Prepare formal bill reports, legislation proposals, testimony and related briefing materials used by departmental personnel, clients and Congress in the drafting of legislative language and formal consideration of the legislation by committees of the House and Senate

  • Coordinating events for legislative offices during active sessions

  • Maintaining vendor and online subscription relationships

Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to use writing as a clear and accurate communication tool in business writing, persuasive writing and any legislative significant document.

  • Ability to understand compliance with regard to federal and state lobby activities.

  • Ability to articulate verbally and in writing with others in the firm with regards to compliance under LDA and Foreign Agent Registration Act.

  • Outstanding analytical skills.

  • Must be attentive to detail, work well under pressure and have the ability to manage simultaneous deadlines.

  • Successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter.

Qualifications & Prior Experience

Previous experience with Telicon a must.Position requirements include: a Bachelor’s Degree. Candidate will have minimum 2 years’ government affairs experience.

 Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Greenberg Traurig is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Request for Proposal - ContrACT LOBBYIST

Contract Term: 1/1/2020 – 7/31/2021 
Proposals Due Date:
October 4, 2019 
Submit proposal to:
Jeff Loesch, Chair—TFDS Search Committee, at 
Download RFP PDF here

Overview: The Texas Federation of Drug Stores (TFDS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a primary goal of advocating on behalf of chain pharmacy in Texas. Chain pharmacies include retail organizations operating at least 4 four pharmacies in the state. 

Contract Lobbyist Responsibilities: The Texas Federation of Drug Stores is seeking a seasoned contract lobbyist with experience representing pharmacy or health care organizations and/or knowledge of current pharmacy issues (preferred). 

  • Represent TFDS at meetings, hearings and other events with legislators, regulators, and their staff as well as the Governor’s Office

  • Advise TFDS of all meetings related to pharmacy legislation and regulations.

  • Educate legislators and regulators on TFDS priority issues as identified by TFDS members

  • Solicit input from TFDS members on impact legislation and regulations may have on operations

  • Help draft legislation, regulations, amendments, talking points, testimony and advocacy one pagers on priority legislative and regulatory issues

  • Identify and recruit chain pharmacists to serve on boards, special committees, tasks forces and work groups

  • Go on the record in support of, or in opposition to, legislation and regulations on behalf of TFDS at TFDS' direction

  • Identify and reach out to other health care providers and third-party allies to develop coalition partners on pharmacy issues

  • Represent TFDS at meetings with other pharmacy groups including but not limited to the Texas Pharmacy Summit, Texas Pharmacy Congress, Texas State Board of Pharmacy meetings, and as well as other stakeholder meetings with various regulatory agencies including but not limited to the Texas Health & Human Services

  • Commission and the Texas Department of Insurance, and report back on all action items

  • Organize and lead TFDS Board Meetings held at least quarterly in-person as well as update calls held routinely throughout the year.

Fees: Lobby retainer to be paid monthly plus travel and meeting expenses. 

Proposal Requirements: 

  • Description of how your firm would represent TFDS

  • Background of you and/or your firm

  • Client list (in addition to current clients include others that you represented during the 2017 and 2019 sessions, but are not currently contracted with)

  • List of References with contact information

  • Proposed Fee

  • Candidates or firms with the ability to manage administrative and financial functions including financial statements, tax filings, meeting planning and support should include a section with capabilities and experience in this area as well as the proposed monthly fee.

Qualified candidates should be prepared for interviews the week of October 7th and finalists may have an opportunity to meet the TFDS board members on October 16th. 

Association President
Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA)

The Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) is searching for its next president. TADA is the statewide trade association representing over 1,300 franchised automobile dealerships in nearly 300 communities throughout the state of Texas. TADA advocates on behalf of the dealers at the Texas Legislature, Congress, and all regulatory agencies. As the voice of Texas’ franchised automobile dealers in public policy and regulatory matters, TADA advocates on behalf of its members for fair and ethical business practices to better serve consumers in Texas. TADA promotes the best interests not only of franchised dealers but also consumers.

This is an exciting opportunity to serve as the voice and leader of TADA member dealers and their 100,550 employees. With 1,355 dealerships in 289 Texas cities and towns, no other family owned retailer has a greater presence in Texas or cares more about the quality of life of Texans.  The successful candidate will leverage the influence of the dealers making them more relevant and elevating their political influence. This is a chance to invigorate and energize legislative influence and translate that into an enhanced legislative position as an organization. This fast-paced position will influence legislative and regulatory matters that will impact a rapidly changing industry for years to come. For more detailed information about the position and a profile of the successful candidate, please contact:

Jackie L. Gorman
Senior Partner
Allen Austin