The Federal Group

The Federal Group’s mission is to assist our clients in reaching their goals and objectives in the public policy arena. This is achieved through expert analysis, strategic planning, coalition building, and aggressive advocacy.

To discuss what can be done through government relations to assist your organization, please contact our team at (202) 413-2629.

What We Do

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Issue Monitoring

In order to succeed in today’s environment you must be aware of what is happening in Washington, D.C., and how decisions of policy makers can impact your goals and objectives. The Federal Group monitors legislation being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, as well as regulatory activity in federal agencies and departments.

Issue Development & Strategic Planning

Preparation is the essential component of any advocacy effort. The Federal Group assists clients in assessing the political and policy landscape for your organization in relation to your goals and objectives. The time spent on issue development and strategic planning helps maximize our clients’ resources and puts them in a position to succeed.

“Shoe-Leather” Lobbying

Contact with decision makers in Congress and the Administration is a key element of our advocacy success story. We help in putting our clients in front of decision makers that impact their goals and objectives.

Grassroots and Coalition Building

Congress is inundated with the concerns of millions of constituents on a daily basis. Drawing upon experience working on Capitol Hill, The Federal Group is skilled at designing and implementing grassroots efforts campaigns that attract the attention of policymakers.

Often it takes a collective effort to impact federal policy on important issues. The Federal Group assists clients with efforts to bring groups together to advocate for a common objective.

Strategic Communications

Policymakers seek to back initiatives that align their values with those of their constituents. A strategically placed opinion piece, earned media feature, or high-level TV or radio hit complements the work we are performing for you in other areas, creating buy-in from congressional offices before you even walk in the door.

The Federal Group can plan, craft, and amplify your Capitol Hill messaging through op-eds, press releases, social media, media placement, apps, digital ads, and websites. We also arm you for media and government engagement with talking points and advanced interview prep.

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Our Clients

The Federal Group has the pleasure to represent the following clients:

American College of Nurse-Midwives

American Physical Therapy Association

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Emergency Care Research Institute

Medical Device Manufacturers Association

Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute

Redsense Medical

Past Clients

Amber Pharmacy

American Academy of Audiology

American Association of Birth Centers

American College of Clinical Pharmacy

American College of Radiology

American Managed Care Pharmacists

Association for Clinical Research Professionals

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Break Through Cancer

Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Clarkson College (Omaha, NE)

College of Saint Mary (Omaha, NE)

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance 

Dental Trade Alliance

Douglas County, Nebraska

EMD Serono

Health Trio

Home Care Association of America


Institute for Healthcare Advancement

International Association of Forensic Nurses

iSecuretrac Corp

Mended Hearts

Microbrush International

National Association of Chain Drug Stores

National Association Specialty Pharmacy

National Automatic Merchandising Association

Nomir Medical Technologies

Pediatric Congenital Health Association

Solera Health

Unlimited Power, Ltd.

York College (York, NE)

Our Team

Learn more about our staff and their experience.

Patrick Cooney


John Williams


Michelle Artz

Vice President

Phil Bongiorno

Vice President

Jacqueline Halbig von Schleppenbach

Vice President

Brad Gruehn

Vice President

Taylor Turner

Director of Government Relations

Donald Lavanty J.D.


Contact Us

277 S Washington Street, Suite 210
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

(202) 413-2629

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