Bell & Lindsay is a specialized Washington, DC. legislative consulting firm with over thirty-five years of expertise. We offer our clients thoughtful, creative and strategic results by building close and committed partnerships. Our practice areas include:
Our relationships with Democratic and Republican Members of the House and the Senate are broad and deep, and our legislative and communications affairs team also includes former senior executive branch officials with an intimate knowledge of the policies, programs, personnel and operations of several key federal departments and agencies.
We are able to quickly identify and engage key decision makers on behalf of our clients. We place particular emphasis on direct contact with Members, and our team of former high-level Congressional and White House staff excel in these areas.
Actions at the state and local level have a profound impact on our clients’ interests. New trends in federalism continue to move regulatory and legislative power to the state and local levels. Policies ranging from antitrust enforcement to environmental protection to homeland security now impact companies as much in the states as in Congress or the federal bureaucracy.
Our legislative advocates are Washington-based professionals who hold strategic alliances in a number of state capitals, allowing them to deliver results in key states.
We also work on an international scale, with both an inward and outward focus. We are skilled at assisting and representing the interests of foreign governments and corporations in their US affairs and business before the Congress and with executive branch agencies. In some cases, we operate as an extension of a country’s embassy or U.S. mission.
We are equally effective at helping our U.S.-based clients in their dealings with foreign governments, including working with embassy officials in the U.S. and with the legislative body and the executive branch in foreign countries.
We also offer legislative advocacy services to promote such wide-ranging causes as federal support for high technology medicine practices, and bringing breakthrough health care technology to scale.
Our consultants range from former directors of the White House Military and the White House Communications Office to former Navy admirals to senior level associates at top management firms, and professors at the finest educational institutions in the country. They are published authors in numerous fields, leading specialists in industry, and have worked closely with federal agency executives for decades.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY
In order to maximize the probability of our clients' success, we recommend creating an engagement campaign to raise the organization's visibility and profile, while developing new key relationships and strengthening current ones. In an orderly and predictable fashion, such engagement campaigns can manage “political” risk better, provide better information to key stakeholders, and can improve the organization’s reputation and advocacy outcomes.
Long-term communications plans that focus on building relationships and enhancing profile development are critical today. These plan’s targets might include state and local organizations, federal government officials, national labor unions, think tanks and national key general and subject matter influencers. To successfully support relationship opportunities, we believe that a measured and coordinated strategy to enhance organization reputation can help overcome political challenges in the long run.