FEDERAL LOBBYING

-Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies is one of the most effective bipartisan lobbying firms working in Washington today. We are not the oldest nor the largest; rather, our firm is known for being lean, efficient and entrepreneurial. We bring just the right combination of sophistication and moxie needed to achieve results in the current political environment and help you devise a winning government relations strategy.

Public Strategies helps corporations, nonprofits, trade associations, and individuals with a vast array of issues at the federal level. We can help amend the wording of a single provision in a massive bill or build awareness among key decision makers in the legislative and executive branch. We can draft a response to a proposed regulatory change or educate key officials on the broad challenges facing a particular industry.

No matter what the goal, we solve client problems by executing on the fundamentals:

  • substantive analysis of relevant public policies
  • street-savvy assessment of the political landscape
  • technical mastery of government processes and protocols
  • persuasive messaging for target audiences
  • access to key stakeholders and decision makers

Legislative Branch.
Public Strategies professionals understand the inner workings of Congress's formal and informal power structures. Members of the team have spent decades on Capitol Hill, both as senior staff to Members of Congress and on congressional committees, or as chief in-house lobbyists for corporations, nonprofits, and trade associations. Whether working for passage, defeat, or amendment, we provide clear legislative counsel at every stage. We draft and finalize language, build congressional and grassroots support, and advocate with respect to executive action and regulatory enforcement.

Executive Branch.
It is rare for a lobby shop to have equal credibility on the Hill and among the agencies, but Public Strategies has just that. Senior members of our team have held high-level positions in multiple administrations, both Democratic and Republican, so we are intimately familiar with agency functionality, rule making processes, regulatory priorities, and the interplay among federal agencies. Having built broad and bipartisan networks, we are able to effectively promote client interests among both administration officials and executive agencies.

recent work

  • Advocating on behalf of a multinational nutrition and fitness conglomerate before senior agency staff and Members of Congress on intellectual property, consumer product safety, and healthcare and fitness issues, including helping introduce a pivotal piece of legislation for the company
  • Assisting a large French multinational manufacturer facing federal-level scrutiny resulting from an acquisition in forging proactive engagement with congressional members that helped facilitate a collaborative resolution
  • Advising a major commercial airline on a host of issues critical to its business, including allocation of slots at airports, FAA reauthorization, and labor force wage issues
  • Advising an FDA-regulated company on federal compliance and other agency-driven regulatory issues and representing its interests before the legislative and executive branches

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