Special Litigation and Compliance

Client and Industry Challenges

Not every legal problem or adversarial proceeding fits into a traditional law firm practice categories. Snell & Wilmer recognizes that in this evolving legal environment, clients often require representation in highly regulated sectors. Snell & Wilmer’s special litigation and compliance group focuses on legal issues arising in industries and activities that often involve complex technical knowledge of rapidly enhancing laws and enforcement policies, agencies and boards. These representations often require not only knowledge of and experience but the ability to help shape new laws and policies. Our special litigation and compliance team is comprised of attorneys with significant litigation experience in healthcare, administrative law, government contracts, state and federal compliance, political and election law.

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Government and public programs operate largely through administrative agencies—including boards, commissions, departments and divisions—at the federal, state, county and city level. These agencies often have unique rules and regulations, as well as complex claims, grievances and appeals processes. Businesses and individuals interacting with government agencies often benefit from experienced counsel who can guide them through complicated agency proceedings and assist in assuring compliant business and process models.

Snell & Wilmer has one of the largest and most experienced administrative practice groups in the western United States. We understand that government regulation has a profound impact on a company’s structure and operations, and can be a crucial factor in strategic business planning and profitability. Our attorneys represent public and private clients before federal, state and local administrative agencies and in decision appeals processes. Our firm also has broad experience in developing effective regulatory compliance programs.

Political Law and Elections

Shaping government policies and decisions is vitally important in today's political, commercial and regulatory environment. Because actions that involve influencing political campaigns, agency decisions and legislation are regulated at all levels of government, businesses and individuals may need knowledgeable counsel who can help steer them through intricate election-related laws and regulations and give them the confidence to vigorously engage in the political process.

Snell & Wilmer's political and election law group regularly advises clients on compliance with federal, state and local election laws, including political contributions, ballot measure and initiative campaigns, independent expenditures, candidate campaigns, ballot qualification and candidate nominating petitions, political action committees (PACs), corporate political activities and communications, lobbying and legislation, as well as government ethics and administrative proceedings. The Snell & Wilmer team is also staffed and experience in the fast paced high impact litigation that frequently impacts the political process.

Government Contracting and Procurement

Businesses involved in government procurement and contracting processes face a broad and complex range of procedural and legal concerns. Contractors may confront issues such as bid protests, compliance audits, subcontractor negotiations, false claims allegations, suspensions and debarments, and litigation involving claims and disputes. Contracting often requires having intricate knowledge of federal, state and local procurement laws and regulations.

Snell & Wilmer strives to provide clients with exceptional service at every point of the contracting and procurement process: whether a client is seeking to enter the government contracting market or needs assistance with a dispute filed against a longstanding contract, our experienced team of government contracting and procurement attorneys provide exceptional service that addresses the specific goals of our clients.


From complying with complex regulatory standards to negotiating the rapidly changing legal and business issues affecting research, technology, delivery systems and reimbursement processes, healthcare organizations and individual providers face unique challenges that often require the guidance of experienced and dedicated legal counsel.

Snell & Wilmer’s healthcare attorneys use their knowledge and experience in healthcare transactions, operations and adversarial proceedings to provide practical advice and exceptional client service. Our long-standing commitment to the healthcare community, our strong relationships within the healthcare sector and our time-tested ability to deliver results for our clients have made our healthcare practice one of the most respected and trusted in our region.

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