The founding partner of CLS Strategies, Bob Chlopak has more than 30 years of experience working with clients navigating hostile regulatory and legal environments, controversial public policy debates and contentious business and market place decisions.
Bob has extensive experience counseling clients facing high profile investigations and litigation, including having advised a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company for more than seven years. He has worked with dozens of leading law firms across the country on complex U.S. and international litigation to communicate the client’s position on investigations and settlements with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, state attorneys general and private individuals. His guidance and extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants has helped to protect and strengthen his clients’ reputations, advance their legal theories, and mobilize support from third parties.
Bob has also advised clients seeking to overcome regulatory obstacles. In 2008, Bob worked with Sirius Satellite Radio to communicate their position surrounding their proposed merger with XM Satellite Radio. Bob helped the client to build a diverse coalition of third parties and leverage their endorsements with reporters and policymakers to turn the tide of negative media coverage and gain regulatory approval.
Prior to founding CLS Strategies, Bob served as the executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where he recruited candidates, mobilized grassroots support and raised campaign funds for tight races in helping to elect a Democratic majority in the Senate.