Cranfill Sumner LLP today announced that Robert El-Jaouhari and Elizabeth Stephens have been named as Vice Chairs of the firm’s Administrative, Regulatory & Government Law Practice Group.

The Administrative, Regulatory & Government Law Practice Group will advise businesses, individuals, professionals and local governments on trending regulatory issues in the United States.  The group’s attorneys will serve as liaisons in Washington and before state legislatures, agencies, and administrative bodies throughout the country.

“Robert and Elizabeth are natural leaders who have built respected legal practices throughout their careers. I am thrilled to be working closely with them to lead this practice and to meet the needs of our clients,” said Patrick Mincey, Chair of the Administrative, Regulatory, and Government Law Practice Group.

Robert El-Jaouhari is a Partner in the firm’s Raleigh office. He is a real estate and regulatory litigator with unique experience in defense of real estate industry professionals, multi-million-dollar real estate disputes, regulatory rulemaking and permitting, the emerging 1,4-dioxane regulatory landscape, and in navigating rights and responsibilities in property and governmental regulation.

Elizabeth Stephens is Of Counsel and based in the firm’s Raleigh office. She is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on municipal, labor and employment, and regulatory and administrative law. Her legal experience extends to both the private and public sectors, including serving in leadership in the Wisconsin Legislature and acting on behalf of municipal and business interests as a lobbyist in both North Carolina and Wisconsin.