McNair’s Governmental Affairs team is composed of experienced and knowledgeable individuals. The numerous accomplishments of our team in representing clients in the legislative and regulatory arenas, as well as before local governments, clearly demonstrate the advantage to retaining a group with our experience and knowledge.
Our team members have strong relationships with members of the General Assembly on both sides of the aisle and are highly respected professionally not only in South Carolina but nationally. On the national level, one member of our team, Lynn Stokes Murray, is on the Board of Directors for The Advocacy Group, an association of top lobbyists from across the country. Our team members have a vast amount of experience serving in a variety of top staff positions in both bodies of the General Assembly.
Retaining our Governmental Affairs team means that not just one lobbyist is available for your issue but our entire team. Moreover, our team can call on any of our Firm’s lawyers to bring to the table legal knowledge and advice in developing solutions for our clients’ issues.
Example of our Services
When the business community sought a more accountable process for ensuring the improvement of South Carolina’s K-12 education system, McNair successfully assisted in the effort and got the Education Accountability Act passed.
When the state of South Carolina experienced difficulties securing sufficient financing for major road and highway construction and repair, McNair took the lead in helping to create the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank.
- McNair Receives National Honor and 25 Tier One Rankings in 2018 Best Law FirmsNovember 1, 2017
- McNair Receives National and Metropolitan Honors in 2017 Best Law FirmsNovember 1, 2016
- Six McNair Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year"August 24, 2016
- McNair Attorneys Named Among Legal Elite of the UpstateAugust 9, 2016
- McNair Attorneys Named Among Legal Elite of the MidlandsAugust 9, 2016
- McNair Attorneys Named Among Legal Elite of the UpstateAugust 4, 2014
- McNair Ranked on 2013 “Best Law Firms” List By U.S. News Best Lawyers®November 1, 2012
Bruning, Shannon C.Consultant - Columbia, SCsbruning@mcnair.net803.799.9800 Main
Ey, J. Michael Shareholder - Columbia, SCmey@mcnair.net803.799.9800 Main
Fields Jr., James P.Of Counsel - Columbia, SCjfields@mcnair.net803.799.9800 Main