About Our Firm
James S. “Jimmy” Burland, J.D.
Governmental Affairs for more than 30 Years!
James S. “Jimmy” Burland, J.D., Managing Partner, is licensed to practice law in the state of Louisiana and represents corporations, businesses and trade associations in the federal and Louisiana halls of government.
He is a Louisiana state registered lobbyist who has authored numerous articles and made scores of presentations on such topics as governmental ethics, campaign finance laws and effective PAC management.
He has garnered two national awards for his PAC management skills and is available for public speaking and political seminars. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read his periodic blog, “Compliance!” on this website.
Amanda Guidry Maloy
She has more than 16 years experience specializing in financial operations and auditing, and is our key client partner in these areas of expertise.
Her proficiency and knowledge have garnered her several awards and her marketing and management skills are a valuable asset to our firm and clients. You may contact her at Amanda@burland.org
Associates and Strategic Partners
Reputation speaks volumes about lobbying and governmental relations firm, which is why we only associate with those who value integrity, honesty, hard work and dedication to the craft of political influence and association management. For projects large or small we partner with the following firms and individuals who are part of our extended team of lobbyists:
With over 16 years of experience, John has represented business interests before the Louisiana Legislature, governmental agencies and boards, and formerly served as the Director of Taxation and Finance for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI, 1998-2013). While at LABI, John also lobbied legislators on all issues affecting business interests, including tort, energy, employee relations, small business, education, and healthcare related issues. During the 2004 1st Extraordinary Session, John was one of the principals involved leading to the enactment of Act No. 1 (sales tax exemption on manufacturing machinery & equipment) and Act No. 2 (phasing out debt in the corporate franchise tax base). John has also played a key role in legislative matters regarding all aspects of state and local tax, including corporate, sales and use, and property taxation.
Throughout his career, John has addressed several professional and civic organizations discussing various aspects of governmental affairs, state and local tax, and related fiscal matters, including: various Chambers of Commerce/Rotary, New Orleans Bar Tax Section (2003), LABI Annual Meeting, ABA Property Tax Conference (New Orleans, 2001), 2008 Tax Section Annual Meeting, Louisiana Association of Tax Representatives (LATR), Committee on State Taxation National Meeting (COST) (2011), and the North Shore Estate Planning Council.
Bruce Bradley has lobbied the legislative, executive, and regulatory branches of Louisiana government for the past 16 years on behalf of Louisiana businesses, and he was LABI’s Director of Trade, Tourism, and Transportation. He worked in membership development and fundraising at LABI prior to his move to governmental affairs. On behalf of LABI’s PACs, Bruce provided a wide range of services to political campaigns, including poll design, candidate recruitment, and campaign strategies.
Bruce has experience handling key business issues, including liability, insurance, civil service and governmental affairs, education, union matters, and taxes. He was a principal in a number of maritime industry reforms, including reforms to the state’s river pilot fee-setting and oversight boards, and he represented industry as a commissioner on the Pilotage Board of Review.
Bruce has addressed various civic and political groups around the state on a wide variety of political issues, and he has helped a number of business PACs develop election strategies. He is a U.S. Army veteran and prior to entering the political arena, he was involved in outside sales and logistics.
Randy Hayden is one of the most experienced and respected public relations practitioners in Louisiana, with more than 35 years as a communicator. As an award-winning journalist, he brings unique knowledge and perspective to every project or campaign. His background and record of devising and implementing winning communications strategies has made him one of the most sought after professionals in the state. His media and crisis management seminars have been used to train chemical industry leaders, Chamber of Commerce executives and dozens of state and local politicians. He has an excellent relationship with key members of the news media, including the powerful Capitol Press Corps, as well as the respect of many of the state’s most influential business and civic leaders.
Randy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Louisiana State University. He is a registered lobbyist, delegate to two White House Conferences on Small Business, former member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Randy has won numerous industry awards, including AP and UPI awards for broadcast journalism, an ADDY award and two American Chamber of Commerce Executives Awards of Merit. In 2008, Randy accepted the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau Manship Award for Ethics in Business on behalf of CCI.