Issue Advocacy and Public Affairs


Elected officials and regulators play an increasingly critical role in our clients’ transformative business tactics and, ultimately, their valuation. Abernathy MacGregor takes a holistic approach to delivering results-oriented communications, engagement and advocacy strategies in Washington and state capitals at a time when economics, politics and culture increasingly are combining to influence the attitudes of employees, voters and consumers.

We have substantial experience designing and implementing research-based communications, engagement and advocacy campaigns to shape public opinion, influence policy outcomes and deliver business results among key political constituencies while taking into consideration the interests of all stakeholder groups.

We work frequently with clients to develop political, regulatory and litigation communications and engagement strategies for business events influenced by and requiring approval from Congress, the Department of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration, and other regulatory agencies.

Our team has deep policy expertise in banking and financial services, technology, energy and utilities, tax, health care, transportation, and consumer products.

In addition, we frequently assist clients in gathering political intelligence, mapping political stakeholders, and preparing executives for testimony before Congress or regulatory agencies.