RALEIGH (Aug. 2, 2012) - Four Nelson Mullins
Government Relations attorneys are among the most
influential lobbyists in North Carolina, according to the
rankings released by the N.C. Center for Public Policy
The rankings, released bi-annually by the Center, are based
on results from the 2011-12 survey of all NC legislators,
registered lobbyists and capital news media. At the time
surveyed, there were 798 lobbyists registered with the N.C.
Secretary of State. Nelson Mullins is the only firm with
four attorneys ranked in the top 40.
Lanier (ranked 15th) began lobbying in North Carolina
in 2009 after spending more than a decade in Washington,
D.C. both in the private and public sectors. In addition to
representing clients before U.S. Congress, Mr. Lanier
previously served as legal counsel to U.S. Sen. Mitch
McConnell (R-KY), then-Assistant Majority Leader, as well
as legislative director and chief legislative counsel to
former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC). Mr. Lanier represents
clients before the N.C. General Assembly including Fortune
500 companies, healthcare companies, nonprofit
organizations, and associations.
Former N.C. Sen. Zeb
Alley (ranked 24th) has a storied career in N.C. state
government and more than 25 years of lobbying experience in
the state. Mr. Alley in previous years earned the first
place ranking eight consecutive times. After his tenure in
the Senate, Mr. Alley served as legislative council for
Gov. Jim Hunt and has served on community boards and
commissions including the N.C. Courts Commission
(commissioner), State Capitol Foundation Board of Directors
(chairman), UNC Chapel Hill Board of Visitors, and the N.C.
Board of Alcohol Beverage Control. Mr. Alley is a U.S. Army
veteran and purple heart recipient.
With more than 25 years of experience representing clients
before the N.C. General Assembly, partner George
Teague (ranked 34th) has institutional knowledge of
N.C. government. He has been recognized in the ranking
since 2009. Mr. Teague's experience includes insurance
and regulatory matters, mortgage banking, and general
business policy. Mr. Teague serves as chairman on the UNC
Wilmington Board of Trustees, is a member of the Wake
Education Partnership Board of Trustees, the N.C. Safe Kids
Advisory Board, and is a former president of the Friends of
the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.
Killian (ranked 38th) focuses on lobbying and
government relations as well as in the commercial real
property area and in local government representation. He
has lobbied for clients for more than 20 years,
representing business and industry sectors before the N.C.
General Assembly. Mr. Killian has served as the Haywood
County attorney for more than 40 years and additionally has
held leadership positions, including chairman, of the N.C.
Bar Association Real Property Section. He is certified by
the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Real
Property Law, Residential, Business, Commercial and
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 430
attorneys and government relations professionals with
offices in Atlanta, Boston, Nashville, Tallahassee, West
Virginia, Washington, D.C., and throughout the Carolinas.
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