Archer & Greiner, a law firm with five offices in New Jersey, has launched a new lobbying firm, Archer Public Affairs LLC.
The governmental and public affairs affiliate was formed to help clients with their strategic planning and to advocate for them at all levels of government, according to the firms' senior executives.
"Governmental and regulatory agencies affect people every day," Archer & Greiner's president, Christopher Gibson, said in a statement. "In an increasingly complex world of governmental, legislative and regulatory impact on business, our experience in these areas makes us well-suited to assist clients in navigating the often tricky waters of politics, government regulation and public affairs."
Several top law firms in the state already rank very high on the list of leading lobbyists, based on annual lobbying revenue numbers from the state's Election Law Enforcement Commission. For 2012, Richard S. Mroz, of counsel with Archer & Greiner, ranked No. 19 on that list for the lobbying work he did through his own business, Richard S. Mroz Consulting.
Now that Archer has formed a lobbying firm, Mroz will take his extensive experience in the field and serve as its managing director.
"I've come to respect the law firm for its outstanding legal work and professionalism and to appreciate the depth and scope of its abilities — the good work these very good lawyers do for clients," said Mroz, who served as chief counsel to former New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, in a statement. "I'm excited to help the firm expand the services it provides to existing clients and to make sure government affairs clients who need legal representation will be well-served by these very good lawyers."
Archer Public Affairs will provide a range of services in the fields of government relations, advocacy, regulatory affairs, media relations and management, and government contracting and procurement, among others.
Bill Caruso will serve as its co-managing director, helping to oversee a staff of four other government affairs specialists.