Government Relations & Public Policy

We stay ahead of legislative and regulatory challenges, and turn them into opportunities, solving business problems with policy solutions and handling difficult issues that others can’t.

Our approach

In the fast-moving legislative and regulatory arenas, clients need more than information; they need intelligence and strategic advice. Increasingly, businesses are asking how decisions on Capitol Hill will affect their livelihood:

  • Are there important issues under discussion or examination?
  • Will the underpinnings of our successful business be modified or undermined?
  • Who are our likely champions and who are the detractors?
  • Does legislative or regulatory action help or impede our business?

We have the technical and regulatory intelligence that comes from lifetimes spent in public service and the insight that comes from staffers in both houses of Congress and on both sides of the aisle.

The efforts of our policy professionals are enhanced by 600+ attorneys, advisors and policy analysts who have served in key positions in a broad spectrum of federal and state-level agencies.

Who we work with

  • The largest public and private Fortune 500 companies, teaming seamlessly with their in-house government relations staff and management teams.
  • A variety of public sector clients—state agencies, municipalities and other governmental entities.
  • Nonprofits such as health services companies, trade organizations and colleges and universities also rely on us.
  • We are passionate about helping small business and entrepreneurs including startups, from concept to launch.

After Three Decades in the Spotlight, Clinton Stands on the Cusp of History

CQ Magazine | July 22, 2016

Washington, DC, Government Relations Senior Strategic Policy Advisor Thomas Reynolds is quoted in this article reflecting on Hillary Clinton’s rise to be the 2015 Democratic Party nominee for president.

Developers add affordable units, retail to supportive-housing projects to make them more desirable

Crain's New York Business | June 07, 2016

New York City affordable housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is quoted in this article regarding recent zoning changes designed to make mixed-use developments more feasible in the state.

3 Political Fights That Threaten Key Tools for Property Deals

Law360 | April 27, 2015

New York City Affordable Housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is quoted in this article discussing key political battles developers are closely watching.

Upstate Poised for Revitalization if Leaders Act Boldly

The Daily Gazette | March 22, 2015

Washington, DC, Government Relations senior strategic policy advisor Tom Reynolds, along with 46 other business and civic leaders, published this opinion piece urging the New York State Legislature and the governor's commitment of financial resources to Upstate NY to spur revitalization.

Real Estate Pros Brace for NYC Inclusionary Zoning Rules

Law360 | January 16, 2015

New York City Affordable Housing strategic policy advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is quoted in this feature article discussing New York City's long-awaited revamped inclusionary zoning rules.

In Twist, Tenant Who Was Forced out Will Displace One Who Moved In

New York Times | December 19, 2014

New York City Affordable Housing Strategic Policy Advisor Deborah VanAmerongen, a former commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, is quoted in this feature article detailing a potentially precedent-setting New York housing case.

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