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

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