A new era of advocacy
With national elections centering on partisan gridlock and discontent with the old ways of doing business in Washington, lobbying and policy advocacy are undergoing dramatic changes. In today's environment of hyperscrutinized decisions and actions, unprecedented partisan standoffs, and social media, only the most legislatively astute and politically savvy lobbyists are succeeding.
Getting your voice heard above the din requires an experienced advocacy team that's adept at executing targeted government relations campaigns.
Our successes are rooted in our government backgrounds. Many of us have enjoyed highly successful careers in public service–as elected officials, political advisors, top staff or nationally recognized operatives. We enjoy the benefit of a team that includes an ambassador to Mexico, a White House Chief of Staff, top officials, congressional campaign committees, and various other Hill professionals, including subcommittee staff directors and general counsel, and floor assistants to congressional leaders. Running just as deep are our relationships with elected officials and appointees in the White House and at the agencies.
We believe clients are best served by a post-partisan government affairs team. We've developed and implemented winning strategies on the Hill regardless of which party holds a majority in the House or Senate. And we've enlisted Administration support regardless of which party holds the presidency.
Our team is known for strategic thinking and the ability to execute. It's a product of our public service careers, an arena where the standard of success is the ability to develop and formulate a strategy, from conception to endgame, and then deliver on it. We will do the same for you.
The political process
We monitor key U.S. regulatory and legislative developments, from new bills and resolutions to regulatory guidance and communications to committee meeting minutes and "podium policy" moments, and share the important developments, along with our analysis of their potential impact on your business operations or bottom line.
It is often a practical necessity to carefully monitor and, at times, participate in the political process. We maintain memberships, through our own bipartisan PAC, with all of the national party committees and important coalitions and also participate in congressional caucus events and policy forums, such as the Congressional Hispanic and Black Caucus Institutes.
Who we work with
Manatt has devised and implemented winning strategies in Congress and the Executive Branch for some of the world's best-known companies, trade associations and not-for-profits.
Our clients include:
- Consumer goods and services
- Banking and financial services
- Real estate and infrastructure
- Traditional and renewable energy
- Media and entertainment
- State, local and foreign governments
What we do
- Strategic planning
- Coalition and alliance building
- Issue tracking and communication