We understand the importance of having your message heard.

We work with companies, trade associations and non-profits in the education, defense, telecom, energy & healthcare sectors. We are well versed in state and regional issues and key players, and are also plugged in at the national level.

It is our goal to provide our clients with a tailored approach to advocacy that results in success.

So, what is Government Relations and how can we help? In short answer it is an educational process mixed with a substantial amount of advocacy. Simply put, it is an essential component of any business that is subject to government regulations. At its core, government relations is an educational process: educating business and industry leaders about the governmental process; educating officials about the issues important to business or other constituencies; and educating governmental and business leaders, and the public, about the potential consequences of legislation.

Law has an impact on business, but business professionals do not always comprehend the difficulties of running a country and politicians do not always understand the complexities of running a business, so educating both about the potential effect legislation could have on an industry is an essential part of the law-making process. Without an understanding of the law-making process, opportunities to shape the outcome of legislation that affects a given business can be missed. Government relations specialists educate clients about the law-making process and identify and monitor important issues – issues that affect their business. Once these issues are identified, government relations specialists offer advice on how to influence the underlying laws and public policy. And, when necessary, ensure that their client’s position is considered in the debate by lobbying public officials, staff, and/or the general public. Naturally, lobbying can influence the law and it can be quite simple. It requires two things: knowledge of the given system of government and contacts. Ultimately, what government relations professionals do is make the case for their business or their client’s business in the public policy arena.

From direct lobbying to legislative development to regulatory affairs for businesses, trade associations, non-profits, educational institutions and industry. A successful Government Relations program involves not just policy expertise, but personal and political relationships with policymakers to help clients expedite issues, seize opportunities and prevent problems, present issues effectively to both officials and the public, gain support for clients’ positions, build winning coalitions, and obtain results that matter.

Our capabilities & practices

  • Advocacy/Lobbying (Legislative and regulatory).
  • Ally Development (Identifying supporters and mobilizing key contacts; Organizing advocacy programs involving employees, retirees, customers, stockholders, members, vendors, and other constituencies).
  • Coalition Building (Identifying, recruiting and coordinating groups sharing similar concerns to accomplish GR objectives).
  • Conducting of research in the area of GR.
  • Development and implementation of GR resources policies and procedures.
  • Education and Training: (Creating and delivering presentations on a wide range of topics related to GR, including sessions on quality management, advocacy, grassroots, and current issues).
  • Establishing a feasible communications strategy, designing the message, and outlining the tactics and tracking it all within a realistic timeframe.
  • Evaluating and managing political risks.
  • Government Relations (Providing a full range of lobbying and advocacy services; coordinating local, state, and national activities on a given issue and ensuring that clients efforts on all these levels work together to promote their goals).
  • Issues management (Assisting clients to identify issues, clarifying their GR goals, developing effective strategies and executing these initiatives; Monitoring, analysis, and forecasting, as well as strategic planning).
  • Media relations.
  • Monitoring legislative, regulatory issues on the local, state, and national levels.
  • Promoting interests before government departments, agencies and legislative bodies, and in broader policy arenas.
  • Providing ad hoc coalition building for intense short-term, single-focus issues.
  • Public/private partnerships.
  • Regulatory and policy monitoring and analysis.
  • Relationship building.
  • Reviewing and analyzing legislation and regulations.
  • Strategic GR planning and implementation.