McKenna Long & Aldridge has a new forum to share insights on state and federal politics and public policy debates.
The firm launched the Politics, Law and Policy Blog on Tuesday to focus on topics that include energy, infrastructure, health care, transportation, taxes, cyber security and campaign and election compliance, as well as the 2012 elections. The blog, run by Eric Tanenblatt, head of McKenna's national government affairs practice, has contributions from the firm's public policy and regulatory affairs attorneys and advisers, including former state and federal officials.
“Our goal for this blog is that it serve as a non-partisan, informational forum focused on policy topics, debates, and developments across a wide spectrum of areas,” Tanenblatt wrote on the blog. “We’ve chosen to launch this blog at the start of 2012 for a clear reason. In this election year, we believe that coverage of public policy issues that is reasoned, thoughtful, and helpful is valuable now more than ever.”
The blog already contains posts from McKenna senior strategic adviser and independent consultant Howard Dean, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and Vermont governor, and McKenna managing director Cindy Gillespie, who was an aide to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney when he was the governor of Massachusetts.
Dean, who mounted a bid for president in 2004, takes a look at the Iowa caucuses and the battle ahead for the Republican presidential candidates, while Gillespie, with the assistance of Atlanta-based McKenna trial and appellate lawyer Bruce Brown, gives “A Lay Person’s Guide to Following Health Care Reform’s Supreme Court Challenge.”
The Politics, Law and Policy Blog is the third blog from McKenna. The firm also publishes Climate Change Insights, which focuses on topics that include renewable energy and energy efficiency, and the Pay to Play Law Blog, which examines state and federal legislative developments that impact the influence industry.