For more than two decades, CLS Strategies has been in the thick of major policy battles, both legislative and regulatory, state and federal. Staffed by veterans of political campaigns, government agencies and Capitol Hill, we know how policymakers think – and how to influence their thinking.

While no two public affairs campaigns are alike, many share a common approach. We start with opinion research to develop compelling arguments that resonate in the halls of power. We build and leverage broad coalitions because when the policy stakes are high, you can never have enough friends. We apply the latest digital strategies to amass support online, and unleash it when and where it will matter most.

If government relations professionals are the ground troops in a policy battle, we provide the air cover. We cultivate relationships, balancing out opponents with unexpected allies, and create the right political environment to help you get to “yes” – or whatever policy outcome you desire.


Our Public Affairs Clients

  • American Academy of Actuaries
  • Impact Iran
  • Amtrak
  • NRG
  • Peru LNG
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
  • Champagne Bureau, U.S.
  • Genworth Financial
  • American Electronics Association
  • ABC Television
  • Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin
  • Academy of Model Aeronautics
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • Intel
  • Americans for Secure Retirement
  • Cornell University
  • Bacardi Ltd.
  • Airlines for America
  • Sherry Council of America
  • LG Corporation / Zenith
  • Hunt Oil
  • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • PhRMA
  • Pew Campaign for Fuel Efficiency
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • Cisco Systems
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Center for Wine Origins
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • LANXESS
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • Investment Company Institute
  • Host Hotels and Resorts
  • Don't Comcast the Internet Campaign
  • Coalition for Patent Fairness
  • WellPoint
  • Verizon
  • American Dental Association
  • Beer Institute
  • Cruise Lines International Association
  • Hyundai
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association