“Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people."
– Steve Jobs



Gavin McHugh

Gavin McHugh

Legislative Advocate Principal/Partner

    Boards Served On:

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Member, Institute for Governmental Advocates
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Shari McHugh

Shari McHugh

Legislative Advocate Partner

    Boards Served On:

  • Member, Capitol Network
  • Former Member, DOI Agents & Brokers Advisory Committee
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Dawn Koepke

Dawn Koepke

Legislative Advocate Partner

    Boards Served On:

  • Co-Chair, Green Chemistry Alliance
  • Co-Chair, WATER Coalition
  • Member, DTSC Community Protection & Hazardous Waste Reduction Advisory Committee
  • Member, SWRCB STORMS Implementation Committee
  • Member, Capitol Network
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Alicia French

Alicia French

Office Manager & Legislative Assistant

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As lobbyists with a contract firm, we are extremely well-versed in our clients’ issues. That said, we fully acknowledge we are far from experts and gladly rely on our clients’ experts who provide the details and support we need to further the clients’ goals in the Capitol and regulatory bodies. Our firm’s strengths are focused on relationships and strategies employed in and around the Capitol that can provide immense support and buy-in.

This has been a highly successful model that has utilized and partnered our strengths as advocates with relationships, political prowess and process know-how with the experts to help us make our case when and to whom it matters to move the client’s interests forward in a proactive and positive direction. We have a proven track record of success and are well regarded by the Capitol Community. It is this reputation and our client-focused approach to advocacy that has resulted in long-standing contracts with our clients. These long-term relationships allow us to build a rapport with the legislature, administration, and regulatory agencies that provides long-term value for our clients.

The bottom line is that unlike other firms, we are unwaveringly bipartisan and work as a team. While you may work day-to-day with just one of the partners, when a critical issue rises to the surface all of the partners work to resolve it in the best interest of the client. The impeccable reputation of the firm and its partners, our understanding of and relationships with the key players, our proven ability to navigate the political and legislative process, and talent for thinking out of the box to identify solutions is what sets us apart.