Navigating Washington's complex political landscapeThe prospect of forming partnerships in Washington is daunting for most - but for members of McGuireWoods Consulting’s Federal Public Affairs team networking and building consensus on Capitol Hill is second nature. We help our clients shape the legislative and regulatory environment that affects their businesses every day.

Led by Paul Reagan, who served as chief of staff to Virginia’s former Governor Terry McAuliffe and former U.S. Senator Jim Webb, we offer clients the talents of a deep bench of former federal legislators, chiefs of staff, advisors, and government affairs professionals, who collectively draw upon their Capitol Hill experience and insights to promote our clients’ best interests in federal policy and legislation. We regularly engage congressional committees, regulatory agencies and members of the executive branch influencing the issue at hand to garner bipartisan support. In addition, our team serves clients across a full spectrum of industries – from agriculture, aviation emerging technology and energy to food and beverage, healthcare, transportation, and trade.

We proactively identify where federal action could harm client interests, and then strategically deploy our team to build widespread support for positive initiatives and fend off proposals that jeopardize a sound policy environment. We devise unique strategies for businesses to achieve their goals in Washington, leveraging the strength of our contacts, our familiarity with policy issues, and our knowledge of the legislative and administrative process.

One differentiating asset of our federal public affairs team is our reach far beyond the Washington beltway – our national multistate strategies team and 50-state network allow our firm to leverage state government relationships to our client’s advantage. Our ability to maintain relationships with members of state congressional delegations and key committees of interest to our clients makes us a one-stop resource for businesses with operations in multiple states. We also have a depth of experience assisting businesses that wish to expand their geographic reach – whether to another area of the country or in the U.S. for the first time.

McGuireWoods Consulting works closely with the attorneys of McGuireWoods LLP on all matters of legal and ethical compliance under federal law. This collaboration reinforces and solidifies our ability to offer high quality policy advice on a variety of topics, including congressional investigations.

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