Beveridge & Diamond
 

Trade Associations

Overview

Most industries rely heavily on their trade associations to foster their collective political and business interests, to conduct studies related to health and the environment and to pursue common litigation objectives. Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. engages in advocacy, counseling and litigation in all of these areas on behalf of major industry associations including the those for the airline, automobile, chemical, coil coating, electrical manufacturing, electronics, home building, iron and steel, mining, paper, pesticide, petroleum, semi-conductor, trucking, can manufacturing and waste technologies industries.

Full Description

From its inception in 1974, Beveridge & Diamond has played a prominent role in helping clients respond to and shape legislative and regulatory initiatives in the domestic and international environmental arenas. Given our location in Washington, D.C. and the depth and breadth of both our practice and relationships with key environmental policymakers, we have been called on regularly by a wide range of clients seeking to ensure that regulation either promotes their key business objectives or does not inappropriately interfere with them.

Because most industries rely heavily on their trade associations to foster their collective political and business interests, much of our work in this area has been on behalf of major industry associations that play an active role in environmental policymaking. Our work for these organizations has run the full gamut of activities, including development of industry positions on policy initiatives, providing counsel and support with respect to industry health and safety studies, meeting with legislators and regulators to advocate industry positions prior to formal proposal of legislation and regulations, commenting on legislative and regulatory proposals (either through the formal comment process or as industry representatives on federal advisory committees or in international fora) and bringing judicial challenges to adverse rulemakings.

Representative industries for whom our trade association work is a matter of public record include the airline, automobile, chemical, coil coating, electrical manufacturing, electronics, housing, commercial development, iron and steel, mining, paper, pesticide, petroleum, semi-conductor, trucking, can manufacturing and waste technologies industries. We have represented these industries in literally hundreds of rulemakings and treaty negotiations, and in scores of judicial challenges to rulemakings of critical importance to our clients.