We provide government advocacy, strategic advice, and crisis management for our clients
We are not looking to coast on our client’s dime. We thrive in an environment of tough and complicated challenges.
We pride ourselves on developing creative solutions when there are complex statutory or regulatory schemes or significant business consequences. We do not shy away from complicated and lengthy statutes. In fact, we prefer it.
We often work under the bright light of media attention. We are adept at making sure the media captures the right message for you and your business. Working with the policymakers, courts, and the media, sometimes all at once, requires a skill set which we have developed over many years of practice.
As the great Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” We always begin with the end in mind. Our first step is working with you to clarify your business goals as well as the political, legal, and business situation you’re in.
We develop a strategy that works backward from your desired outcomes, not just forward from your present situation. Once we’re sure where you want to end up, we customize a creative playbook – considering all branches of government – that is both cost effective and most likely to achieve your goals.
We know that your business or your members’ businesses are not regulated only by the General Assembly and the laws it passes. You are subject to regulations, court decisions, administrative decisions, and media inquiries. And, each of those factors play off one another. Consequently, we focus on each of those aspects of your business to give you a fully integrated approach to achieving a resolution.
By focusing on your end game and customizing the playbook, we ensure we’re always fighting the right fight, in the right way.
Effective advocacy is not just who you know; it’s also who knows you. And what they think of you. When you hire a government affairs team, you hire more than just his or her connections. You also hire the team’s reputation. This provides value well beyond the time spent interacting with policymakers.
We know policymakers, because we were at the table when they were making tough decisions on the state budget, whether to sign or veto legislation, or what projects to pursue, and what procurement to draft.
Make no mistake: our reputation and our integrity count as much as anything else we will do for you. We’d love to explore how to put our strong reputation, our skills and experience, to work for you.