Government Relations – Hancock Daniel

The second Wednesday of each January marks the convening of the Virginia General Assembly. In the ensuing days legislation is considered that impacts every Virginian and every business interest. Businesses and associations realize that it is essential to have our team as an advocate at the General Assembly to protect their interests. Success during the session depends on preparation and year round planning.

W. Scott Johnson leads the government relations team at Hancock Daniel. Mr. Johnson has been involved with the Virginia General Assembly since 1986. He is repeatedly named by his peers as a Legal Elite in Government Relations by Virginia Business magazine and by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Johnson has experience in advocating positions on behalf of our clients at the General Assembly involving the following issues: tort reform, healthcare, medical malpractice litigation, business litigation, insurance regulatory oversight, taxes, business organizational structures, workers’ compensation, professional liability, information technology, alcohol and beverage control, wetlands protection, environmental liability, title protection for professionals, and appropriation budget amendments.

Tyler S. Cox is the manager of the government relations team. She oversees the day to day operations of the team and is at the Capitol every day during the General Assembly Session. Prior to joining Hancock Daniel, Ms. Cox worked for the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association managing their political action committee. She was elected by her peers to serve on the Virginia Public Access Project Advisory Committee. She has recently advocated on the following issues: immunizations; Medicaid provider reimbursement; and appropriation budget amendment.
Ms. Cox earned her B.A. from Hollins University.

Representative government relations clients:

  • American Municipal Power Inc.
  • Amgen
  • Community Health Systems
  • Consumer Healthcare Products Association
  • International Paper Company
  • MagMutual
  • McKesson
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Vertex
  • Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association
  • Virginia Dental Association


W. Scott Johnson
W. Scott Johnson