Dykema is a full-service law firm, the largest in Michigan and one of the top 100 in the United States. The firm operates out of seven offices located in Michigan, Washington D.C. and Chicago, Illinois. Lawyers in the Government Policy & Practice Group engage in all aspects of federal and state administrative law, contested governmental proceedings, lobbying public officials regarding pending legislation, and governmental policies. The firm represents clients on federal and state governmental contract and procurement matters, government audits, and waste and fraud investigations. In addition, the firm handles diverse international law matters arising from clients' extensive dealings with Canadian, Pacific Rim and European businesses.
Dykema's areas of expertise in the government relations arena include lobbying on legislative and administrative matters, antitrust and trade regulation investigations and proceedings, environmental issues, intellectual property, health care law, government contracts, utility regulation, professional licensure, election law, tax policy, information technology policy and litigation.
ANDREW H. DOERR is an accomplished government affairs professional, bringing 20 years of lobbying, legislative and political experience to Dykema’s Lansing office. At Dykema, he focuses on issues related to: energy, insurance, procurement, regulated industries, corrections, education, local government, nonprofit representation, the Liquor Control Code, licensing, gaming, taxation, procurement and matters dealing with the Department of State among others. He is experienced in review, analysis and drafting of proposed legislation and has testified before numerous House and Senate Committees.
Prior to joining the firm Mr. Doerr served as Deputy Legislative Director and Legislative Liaison for Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. In this role he served as a conduit to Secretary Johnson to both the legislature and the Governor’s administration. He was responsible for the Secretary’s legislative agenda, including legislative drafting, moving bills through the legislative process, and implementation. Andrew also spent eight years serving as Senator Alan Sanborn’s (R-Macomb) Chief of Staff. Focusing on public policy related to the Senators role as Chairman of the Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee along with office and personnel management. During his time with Senator Sanborn he also helped manage numerous political campaigns.
Mr. Doerr came to Dykema with years of direct lobbying experience, having served as the Legislative and Political Director for the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL). While there he oversaw the MCUL’s legislative team and worked to promote legislation that benefited credit unions and their industry at both the state and federal level. He was also responsible for PAC fundraising, Grassroots coordination and member advocacy efforts.
Andrea Cascarilla is a Government Policy Advisor in Dykema's Lansing, Michigan office. In her more than 30 years of legislative and lobbying in Michigan’s capital, Andrea has worked in nearly every policy and budget area for the State of Michigan. She has earned a reputation for being an effective policy and appropriations professional and is highly respected in Capitol circles. Andrea’s areas of focus include early childhood, K-12 and higher education, healthcare, local government, economic development, procurement, professional licensing, transportation, environment, water, and clean energy matters.
Meghann Keit-Corrion is a Government Policy Advisor in Dykema's Lansing office. She is a member of the Government Policy practice group.
Meghann Keit-Corrion joined Dykema’s Government Policy Advisor Group in 2022. Prior to joining the Dykema team, Meghann was the Government Affairs Associate at the Michigan Association of Counties where she led key issues related to judiciary, public safety, health and human services. Keit-Corrion gained extensive legislative experience when she worked as Legislative Director for the office of Sen. Jim Stamas and also served with Stamas when he served as Majority Floor Leader in the Michigan House. Keit-Corrion also has experience serving as a legislative aide and analyst in other legislative offices.
She has a B.A. from Michigan State University and in spring 2017 was a policy fellow at the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation at the University of Michigan.