Lobbyists must do more than open doors and leverage relationships. They must understand the intricacies of the client’s issues, evaluate them against the legal landscape, and design and implement a successful political strategy. Experienced attorney-lobbyists with key political and agency relationships are uniquely qualified to achieve public policy objectives. We have a 20-year record of working closely with elected officials, agencies, boards, and commissions to pass, amend, and defeat legislation and regulations and obtain state funding.
Due to the nature of Virginia’s extremely fast General Assembly, our firm works in a broad variety of policy areas. These include health care, energy and environment, historic and land preservation, mental health, pharmaceuticals, transportation, housing, insurance, broadband, and cannabis.
We also participate actively in campaign fundraising. At Macaulay Jamerson Satterlund & Sessa, we appreciate that political campaigns are expensive, and we are committed to doing our part to get our allies—and our clients’ allies—elected and reelected.
You can find a list of our current Government Relations clients on the Virginia Public Access Project website.
Our experience includes:
- Budget amendments
- Campaign finance
- Coalition building
- Government sales
- Governor’s Office
- Grassroots/tops strategy
- Guidance documents
- Legislative research and analysis
- Legislation: draft, introduce, amend, pass, or defeat
- Local government boards and councils
- Local government agencies
- PAC administration
- Policy papers and analysis
- Public policy mediations
- Legislative strategy: Virginia or multi-state
- State agencies
- Strategic communications