BGR GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Working with Governors, Mayors and Attorneys General
BGR GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Shaping tomorrow’s health & life sciences policy
BGR GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Helping international clients navigate Washington
In Washington, in State Capitals and Around the World
With senior-level experience in the White House, Congress and the Executive Branch, coupled with uncommon strategic vision, policy expertise and close working relationships with decision-makers around the world, the BGR Government Affairs team is prepared to take on your greatest challenges. Our reputation for excellence is known in the nation’s capital and around the globe.
A bipartisan lobbying firm, we specialize in creating, implementing and changing public policy. Whether you seek new legislation, need to modify regulation, or want to put a stop to adverse legislation, we have the skills to achieve results under the most difficult circumstances.
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International, Defense & Trade
BGR’s international practice crafts and implements advocacy and communications strategies for a wide range of clients – from governments to businesses, from non-governmental organizations, civil society groups and opposition political parties to coalitions and from U.S. companies, multinational or non-U.S. companies to trade associations and coalition campaigns and private individuals.
Our success in international politics and business stems from our longstanding relationships with key government and business decision-makers in Washington and in capitals across the world, augmented by our understanding of the complexities – political, economic, security, cultural and historic – that shape their decisions.
We help our clients navigate the U.S. government, including Congress, the State, Treasury and Commerce Departments; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Export-Import Bank, as well as state and local government leaders and agencies. We create and execute public relations campaigns. We liaise with multilateral organizations, including the World Bank and United Nations. We advise our clients on potential transactions and facilitate introductions to potential business partners.
In addition, our International practice offers:
- Litigation Support: BGR frequently works as a partner or subcontractor to U.S. and foreign law firms on behalf of clients to enhance a legal strategy that may need expanded outreach to governments, investigative support and public relations or media management efforts.
- Strategic Initiatives: BGR also has experienced experts who can address unique, complex transnational business or political challenges that often involve multiple jurisdictions and requiring multiple fields of professional expertise to achieve the best results.
As part of the international practice, BGR represents a number of major defense companies focused on shaping and informing U.S. national security policy. This work touches all branches of the Department of Defense and the relevant Congressional committees. Thanks to our team of experts, BGR possess access and knowledge, which has helped our clients succeed in the ever changing national security landscape.
BGR’s international team has experience at the highest levels of government foreign policy development and implementation – in presidential administrations since Ronald Reagan and on both sides of the aisle in Congress. We possess a combination of strategic vision, an unparalleled network of relationships inside Washington, and intimate engagement with business and government leaders around the globe. This translates into a competitive advantage for our clients.
International, Defense & Trade Team
Health and Life Sciences
Since BGR’s inception, the firm’s health and life sciences practice has been a driving force in its growth. Clients from the pharmaceutical research industry, state governments, nursing homes, medical device manufacturers and hospitals depend on BGR for its distinctive knowledge of the health care policy and regulatory landscape. The firm’s health care lobbyists have played key roles in the debate over major health care legislation.
Health care today involves a complicated network of state and federal policy, ranging from Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement policies to product approvals and sales. BGR’s lobbyists have navigated this complex course and earned a reputation of excellence and created an unrivaled health and life sciences practice.
To better serve our clients, we have established two working groups within our health and life sciences practice:
The FDA & Public Health Working Group, headed by Remy Brim, Ph.D., and John Stone, advises and represents a wide range of biopharmaceutical, medical technology, consumer product and food companies as well as trade associations with legislative and regulatory policy matters pertaining to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other government entities with scientific and public health missions.
The Access & Reimbursement Working Group, headed by Matt Hoffmann and Robb Walton, works with health care organizations such as provider groups and medical product manufacturers, as well as other leading companies and trade associations throughout our nation’s health care delivery system. The Access & Reimbursement team works on all policy matters pertaining to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) as well as the state and federal commercial insurance marketplace.
Health and Life Sciences Team
State & Local
An extensive and high-level network of policy and political relationships with Governors, Attorneys General, legislative leaders and Mayors enables our state and local government affairs team to deliver business opportunities and policy solutions to clients. BGR has helped clients negotiate incentives in locating new facilities, sell products and services to state and local agencies, pass and defeat legislation and activate state and local support for federal advocacy efforts.