Regulatory and Administrative Law


Davis Malm’s regulatory and administrative law attorneys understand the business and regulatory challenges faced by participants in regulated industries and work closely with clients to protect their interests, ensure compliance, and avoid or minimize sanctions in cases of alleged noncompliance. We have extensive experience in a range of industry sectors, including cable television, telecommunications, data security and information privacy, energy, renewable energy, environmental, permitting, zoning, medical and adult-use cannabis, and liquor licensing.

We regularly represent clients in securing regulatory approvals and advocating in state and federal agency proceedings. Our understanding of these agencies, and the policies and procedures under which they operate, allow us to counsel clients on the complex and ever-changing regulatory requirements.

Our attorneys take a collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to representing clients in commercial transactions, including equity and debt financings and mergers and acquisitions, and in real estate development projects, including zoning, subdivision permitting, comprehensive permits, environmental impact reports and reviews, coastal zone and wetlands issues, historic preservation approvals, solid and municipal waste permits, storm water issues, public way approvals, sidewalk permits, building permits, and certificates of occupancy. We also have a successful track record in pursuing and defending claims, and in obtaining relief through administrative and judicial appeals.

As a best practice, our attorneys not only closely follow industry trends and changes in the law, but they are also active in industry organizations in order to maintain relationships with key non-client participants and agency personnel, identify emerging industry developments, and achieve mutually beneficial non-litigation outcomes to the extent possible.



Radio Entrepreneurs (3:01)
Presented By Robert J. Munnelly, Jr.
Rob Munnelly provides insight on a range of company protections that will ensure quick recovery from a data breach. Listen to full podcast here.

Data Breach Planning 2.0 (1:15:25)
Presented By Robert J. Munnelly, Jr.
In this Data Breach Planning 2.0 program, Robert J. Munnelly, Jr., Mark Spencer, and Patrick T. Clendenen outline breach response preparation, responding to computer and network breaches, minimizing potential exposure to sanctions and litigation risks, and responding effectively to litigation.

Breach Planning and Regulatory Requirements (21:53)
Presented By Robert J. Munnelly, Jr.
Rob Munnelly provides an overview on breach planning, including developing an incident response plan, identifying internal breach response teams and external data security resources, and developing action items for the initial hours and days following a suspected breach.