The Firm’s Approach

Carl Richie has over 20 years of experience providing clients with legal and legislative counsel and strategy. He delivers results that help you achieve your strategic goals and objectives.

His record of success proves legislative remedies can complement litigation and transactional strategies and, in many cases, provide more cost-effective results.

Carl has worked on all three levels of government, in electoral politics and in the private sector. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University and his law degree from the University of Houston School of Law.

Carl draws upon his business experiences to not only understand client’s public policy challenges but its operational and financial issues, as well as other external pressures that impact a company’s successful operation. This allows him to identify not only the apparent issues but also latent ones that others might not see. His approach is to take the time to understand your company, your industry and the dynamics impacting your business before crafting a legislative remedy and accompanying strategy. He knows that businesses sometimes face challenges where litigation and transactional remedies are not the most viable strategy. That’s when legal, state lobbying and regulatory experience makes all the difference.

Carl combines his legal, regulatory and state lobbying expertise to develop comprehensive strategies that meet business needs. He knows how to win support for new public policy initiatives through the legislative process or block legislation that threatens business goals, which is often a more effective alternative to litigation.

Strong working relationships with public officials allow him to successfully advocate for clients regardless of the issue or the industry. Clients engage him for strategic counsel, stewardship and state lobbying representation when they face public policy issues at the local or state level.

Whether you need public policy, legislation, direct state lobbying work or legal strategy or tactical support, Carl can deliver what you need to succeed when business objectives, public policy, and the law intersect.