"Lobbying: A whole new game in Raleigh" Chris Bagley Raleigh Triangle Business Journal November 26, 2012
The Friday, November 23rd edition of the Triangle Business Journal featured an article entitled "Lobbying: A whole new game in Raleigh."
Chris Bagley writes that the recent elections "put North Carolina’s businesses and industry associations in a better position to influence legislation than at any point in a generation, say lobbyists and other observers."
The article also notes how Nexsen Pruet has been expanding its public policy and government affairs practice in NC's capital city. An excerpt:
"The Columbia, S.C.-based firm announced the hiring of former Williams Mullen litigator and lobbyist Alexander “Sandy” Sands in August. Former Gov. James Holshouser and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly Lake are also relatively recent additions to the group.
Holshouser, a Republican who served from 1973 to 1977 and is on McCrory’s transition team, noted that Republicans will control the governorship and both houses of the General Assembly for the first time since Reconstruction.
'We’ve never been here before,' Holshouser says. 'It’s a new era in a way.'"
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Since Nexsen Pruet joined with the former Sanford Holshouser firm in January of 2009 the firm has grown to more than twenty attorneys in the Triangle.