‘Capitol Inside’ Recognizes Denise Rose and Jackson Walker’s Legislative Team in the 2023 “Texas Lobby Power Rankings”

February 6, 2023 | Spotlight



Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the legislative team’s inclusion in the 2023 “Texas Lobby Power Rankings” from Capitol Inside, a recognized source for news and information on Texas politics and government. In addition, Austin partner Denise Rose, who leads the legislative team, was ranked among the “Hired Guns” list of the top lobbyists in the state.

Denise Rose, chair of Jackson Walker’s Government Relations & Public Policy practice, stated: “Our work at the Texas Capitol is about building relationships and trust—something Kathy Hutto taught me when I first joined Jackson Walker. Our legislative team has grown so much and achieved massive wins for our clients at the Capitol. We are so proud to have ranked among the top law firms in Texas for our legislative work.”

“Our legislative team has grown so much and achieved massive wins for our clients at the Capitol. We are so proud to have ranked among the top law firms in Texas for our legislative work.”

Recently, the practice announced the addition of governmental affairs consultant LaRessa Quintana as well as a strategic relationship with Mia Garza McCord, President of government and public affairs consulting firm Hourglass Strategies, LLC. They join Denise, Michael J. Nasi, and Kate Goodrich to support Jackson Walker clients with legislative matters impacting the environmental and energy, healthcare, nonprofit, transportation, and regulatory spaces.

Founded in 2003, Capitol Inside is an online, non-partisan source of news and analysis nationally recognized for its reporting. Capitol Inside has released its Lobby Power Rankings in conjunction with every regular legislative session since 2005. For information about this year’s “Texas Lobby Power Rankings,” view the Capitol Inside article “Soldier of Covid War Surges into First as Austin Lobby Navigates New World.”

Denise RoseMeet Denise

For nearly two decades, Denise has worked in and around the Texas Capitol, providing counsel to clients on Medicaid and hospital finance, special utility districts, occupational licensing, healthcare quality, and agency rulemaking processes and requests for proposals. She leads Jackson Walker’s Government Relations & Public Policy group. In recognition of her work at the Texas Capitol, Denise was honored with the first-ever Pink Granite Supporter of Women Award in 2021.

Outside of her practice, Denise serves on the Board of Directors and Women of Courage Committee of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas. She also volunteers her time with the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas, Dress for Success Austin, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, and GENAustin.

Meet Our Team

Founded more than 135 years ago, Jackson Walker has played a vital role in the growth and development of Texas business. Since the 1900s, the firm has been engaged in Texas politics, with several partners and lobbyists regularly involved in legislative initiatives. To explore our longstanding experience practicing before regulatory agencies and the Texas Legislature, visit the Government Relations & Public Policy practice page.


In This Story

Kate Goodrich
Governmental Affairs Consultant, Austin
Michael J. Nasi
Partner, Austin
LaRessa Quintana
Governmental Affairs Consultant, Austin
Denise Rose
Partner, Austin

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