About BGR

With offices in Washington, Austin, Beijing and London, and extensive business relationships around the world, the bipartisan firm’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, trade associations, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, hospitals and coalitions. When executives, industry representatives and government leaders seek strategic partners for their most important challenges, they turn to a trusted partner: BGR.

The BGR team includes former senior-level appointees in the White House, Congress and Executive Branch departments and agencies. Our staffers also are veterans of political campaigns at the presidential, congressional and gubernatorial levels. In these key roles, team members gained expertise in public policy, strategic thinking, effective advocacy and delivering results.

BGR Public Relations team members have dozens of years of experience at the highest levels of journalism as well as in political, corporate and international communications.

What We Do

At BGR, we listen to our clients, understand their business, agree on common objectives, and then go to work as zealous advocates, whether it is in the corporate boardroom, on the battlefields of new media, or in dynamic government councils.

BGR History

BGR Group is Washington’s premier, bipartisan lobbying firm. The firm offers a vast array of practice areas, including both Democratic and Republican experts, which have attracted a loyal roster of clients – some have been with the firm since its founding in 1991.

BGR was founded in 1991 by two longtime friends and colleagues, Ed Rogers and Haley Barbour. Both had recently left positions at the White House, and the firm’s early activities focused on influencing the Executive Branch. Another Executive Branch veteran, Lanny Griffith, joined them after the 1992 elections to form Barbour Griffith & Rogers.

BGR quickly rose in prominence to become one of Washington’s most influential and prestigious lobbying firms. By 1997—the year Fortune Magazine ranked BGR the countries’ second-most-influential lobbying firm—BGR had expanded to include practices focusing on Capitol Hill, health care and state governments.

In 2001, BGR added specialists in telecommunications, financial services, and energy. It received even greater prominence that year when it represented Microsoft in its antitrust battle with the U.S. Department of Justice, and when it received the top ranking from Fortune Magazine as the nation’s most-powerful lobbying firm.

In 2004, BGR created its international affairs practice to help clients influence decision-makers in political and financial capitals across the world. Four years later, the firm formed BGR Public Relations. Through its in-house expertise and key partnerships, BGR P.R. offers a full suite of communications tools across all platforms.

In the ensuring years, BGR has created practice areas in commerce, defense and financial services. Its newest practice area, litigation support, began in 2019. BGR Public Relations has also grown to include digital and issue-campaign services for its clients.

Governor Haley Barbour, Lanny Griffith and Ed Rogers
Governor Haley Barbour, Lanny Griffith and Ed Rogers

BGR Advisory Board

The BGR Advisory Board, along with BGR professionals, provides strategic advice and counsel to BGR clients across business, policy and geopolitics.