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

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