Government Affairs

We represent clients at the federal, state and local levels with a variety of government affairs services. Whether building a comprehensive government affairs program or achieving a specific objective, the hard work, relationships and experience of our team maximize the opportunity for success. Our specific governmental services include state and local government affairs; national association advocacy; government procurement; and regulatory agency representation.

State and Local Government

State and Local Government

Our lobbying team has consistently achieved outstanding results for our clients on a wide range of issues. Our approach to lobbying is simple. First, we have trusting relationships with key officials. Second, we use our experience to figure out the best means to achieve an objective. Third, we have an unparalleled work ethic. We will not be out-hustled! Finally, we have the ability to integrate our public relations, grassroots and other strategic communications techniques to achieve positive results for our clients.

National Association Advocacy

National Association Advocacy

The wholesale approach works. A number of national organizations bring together elected officials from across the country in a single forum. This is an efficient way to reach a lot of key decision-makers in a short amount of time and manage similar issues across many states. We represent Fortune 500 corporations and associations with issues of interest to national attorneys general associations and national governors associations. Because of the many relationships we have built with key elected officials and their staffs over the years, we are positioned to deal with challenging issues effectively in this environment.

Government Procurement

Government Procurement

Grow your bottom line. Doing business with government requires an understanding of the process, relationships with key players, the ability to communicate with decision makers and a strategic approach. We regularly navigate both the traditional procurement process as well as public-private partnerships.

Regulatory Agency Representation

Regulatory Agency Representation

Create conditions to succeed. Regulatory agencies make decisions with significant consequences to many organizations. Dealing with them in a thoughtful and strategic manner can be the difference between success and failure for a business or industry. By understanding the issues, integrating our public relations and grassroots capabilities as needed, and using our network of relationships, we have helped a variety of clients achieve favorable outcomes from regulatory agencies. Our experience in this area includes a number of issues before the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the Department of Health.