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Administrative and Regulatory Litigation

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Attorneys in the administrative and regulatory law litigation practice regularly appear before federal and state regulatory agencies and law enforcement agencies on a wide range of matters – from negotiations to formal adversarial proceedings. Additionally, Williams Mullen's attorneys are experienced in handling judicial review and appeal of decisions made by these administrative agencies.

Federal agencies that our administrative and governmental law attorneys have experience with include:

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives 
  • Departments of Justice, Energy, Labor, State, Transportation, and Health and Human Services
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Food Safety and Inspection Service
  • General Services Administration
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • U.S. Copyright Office
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service


North Carolina Administrative Law Attorneys
Our North Carolina administrative law attorneys regularly practice before the following state agencies: Office of Administrative Hearings, Departments of Administration, Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, Insurance, Health and Human Services, Justice, Labor, Revenue and Transportation; Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission; Banking Commission; Board of Elections; Employment Security Commission; Environmental Management Commission; Industrial Commission; Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission; and Utilities Commission.


Regulatory Law Attorneys in Virginia
In Virginia, our regulatory law attorneys regularly practice before the following state agencies: Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Department of Labor, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Employment Commission and the Industrial Commission of Virginia. Additionally, we practice before the State Corporation Commission and its various divisions and bureaus including the Bureaus of Insurance and Financial Institutions and the Division of Securities and Retail Franchising with respect to issues regarding licensing and regulatory enforcement actions.

Additionally, our administrative and regulatory law attorneys frequently represent businesses and individuals in matters involving public utilities operating in Virginia that come before the State Corporation Commission. We also represent persons licensed or regulated by the various professions and occupation boards such as the boards regulating contractors, health care professionals, real estate brokers and agents, funeral home directors, and public accountants.

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National Operator of Diagnostic Imaging Centers 
Represented approved applicant for CON for mobile MRI scanner against administrative appeals by three competing providers of diagnostic imaging services.
National Operator of Diagnostic Imaging Centers 

Intervened in administrative appeal brought by competing diagnostic imaging provider challenging denial of CON for diagnostic center. Assisted State agency in defending denial of competitor's CON application.


Outpatient Imaging Centers  

Intervened in administrative appeal to defend State's denial of competitor's application for a Certificate of Need (CON) for a new diagnostic center that would compete with client's diagnostic center.


Large Regional Hospital System 

Appealed administrative denial of hospital system client's application for a CON to develop a new hospital, and approval of competing applications to develop ambulatory surgery center and acute care beds.


National Provider of Mobile Diagnostic Imaging Services 

Represented mobile MRI provider in appeal of State agency order to cease and desist providing services on military base in North Carolina without state agency approval.


Food Service Company 

Defended client against discrimination claims filed before the West Virginia Human Rights Commission under the West Virginia Human Rights Act.


General Contractor 

Defended client charged with multiple violations of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation's minimal standards for general contractors.


Designer and Manufacturer of Auxiliary Equipment and System Controls for the Plastics Processing Industry 

Defended client in Administrative Law Judge hearing in Washington, D.C. 

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